Attribution processes in distressed and nondistressed couples: 4. Self-partner attribution differences.

@article{Fincham1987AttributionPI,
  title={Attribution processes in distressed and nondistressed couples: 4. Self-partner attribution differences.},
  author={Frank D. Fincham and Steven R. H. Beach and Donald H. Baucom},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={739-48}
}
The importance of the self-other distinction for understanding the relation between attributions and marital satisfaction is examined in two studies. In Study 1, causal attributions for naturally occurring behavior by the self and spouse were investigated. Study 2 examined both causal and responsibility attributions for hypothetical behaviors. In both studies, the attributions of spouses seeking therapy were investigated in relation to those of happily married persons in the community. The… CONTINUE READING

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