Assignment of responsibility for an accident.

  title={Assignment of responsibility for an accident.},
  author={Elaine C. Walster},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={3 1},
  • E. Walster
  • Published 1966
  • Law
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
People have no real control over many of the things that happen to them. Cars can fail to start in the morning; students can get measles just before a final exam; air and rail accidents can kill the traveler; and floods, plagues, and hurricanes can destroy entire communities. Control over all environmental events is impossible both because techniques for preventing some accidents are unknown and because precautionary steps may be impractical considering the rarity of the occurrence and the… 

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