Effects of affect, stereotype consistency, and valence of behavior on causal attributions.

@article{Jackson2001EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of affect, stereotype consistency, and valence of behavior on causal attributions.},
  author={Linda A. Jackson and Dr. A. Lewandowski and R E Fleury and Po-loong Paul Chin},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={141 1},
  pages={31-48}
}
The authors examined 3 hypotheses about the effects of 2 positive and 2 negative affects on causal attributions. On the basis of cognitive appraisal theories of emotion, they predicted that the grateful and angry participants would attribute causality for like-valenced behaviors to the target more strongly than would the happy and sad participants, respectively. Following an affect-induction procedure, 229 Anglo-American participants read a description of an African American target whose… CONTINUE READING