Actor-observer asymmetries in explanations of behavior: new answers to an old question.

@article{Malle2007ActorobserverAI,
  title={Actor-observer asymmetries in explanations of behavior: new answers to an old question.},
  author={Bertram F. Malle and Joshua Knobe and Sarah E Nelson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={
          491-514
        }
}
Traditional attribution theory conceptualizes explanations of behavior as referring to either dispositional or situational causes. An alternative approach, the folk-conceptual theory of behavior explanation, distinguishes multiple discrete modes of explanation and specific features within each mode. Because attribution theory and the folk-conceptual theory carve up behavior explanations in distinct ways, they offer very different predictions about actor-observer asymmetries. Six studies… 

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