When values and attributions collide: liberals' and conservatives' values motivate attributions for alleged misdeeds.

@article{Morgan2010WhenVA,
  title={When values and attributions collide: liberals' and conservatives' values motivate attributions for alleged misdeeds.},
  author={G. Scott Morgan and Elizabeth Mullen and Linda J. Skitka},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1241-54}
}
Conservatives tend to make dispositional whereas liberals make situational attributions for social problems and alleged misconduct (the "ideo-attribution effect"). Three studies demonstrated a reversal of the ideo-attribution effect. Conservatives made stronger situational attributions than liberals for the behavior of Marines accused of killing Iraqi civilians (Studies 1 and 2) and police officers accused of wrongly killing a cougar running loose in a Chicago neighborhood (Study 3). Reversals… CONTINUE READING
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