An attributional analysis of reactions to stigmas.

@article{Weiner1988AnAA,
  title={An attributional analysis of reactions to stigmas.},
  author={B. Weiner and R. Perry and J. Magnusson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          738-48
        }
}
In two experiments, we examined the perceived controllability and stability of the causes of 10 stigmas. Guided by attribution theory, we also ascertained the affective reactions of pity and anger, helping judgments, and the efficacy of five intervention techniques. In the first study we found that physically based stigmas were perceived as onset-uncontrollable, and elicited pity, no anger, and judgments to help. On the other hand, mental-behavioral stigmas were perceived as onset-controllable… Expand
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