Explaining Real-Life Events: How Culture and Domain Shape Attributions

  title={Explaining Real-Life Events: How Culture and Domain Shape Attributions},
  author={Fiona Lee and Mark Hallahan and Thaddeus A. Herzog},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={732 - 741}
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