Explaining own and others' behavior in a controversial issue: animal experimentation.

@article{Kemdal2001ExplainingOA,
  title={Explaining own and others' behavior in a controversial issue: animal experimentation.},
  author={A B Kemdal and Henry Montgomery},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={141 6},
  pages={693-713}
}
The authors investigated how 2 groups with different attitudes toward animal experimentation-researchers who conducted animal experiments and members of animal welfare organizations who protested against animal experiments--made attributions for the behavior of the opposing group. The 2 groups showed an actor--observer effect, mentioning more internal causes for the opponents' behavior and more external causes for their own behavior. Both groups were able to take the other's perspective… CONTINUE READING

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