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Attribution theories: How people make sense of behavior.

@inproceedings{Malle2011AttributionTH,
  title={Attribution theories: How people make sense of behavior.},
  author={B. Malle},
  year={2011}
}
explanations of behavior (i.e., answers to why questions); the second refers to inferences or ascriptions (e.g., inferring traits from behavior, ascribing blame to a person). What the two meanings have in common is a process of assigning: in attribution as explanation, a behavior is assigned to its cause; in attribution as inference, a quality or attribute is assigned to the agent on the basis of an observed behavior. Despite the connection between these phenomena, they have distinct… Expand
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