Accession Number : AD0778642

Title :   Time Effects on the Attribution Process: Does Attribution of Causality Differ from Attribution of Responsibility.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried ; Nogami,Glenda Y.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : During the last ten years, the social psychology of attribution has become a popular area of investigation, and a number of problems tend to emerge. The possibility that attributions of causality and responsibility are distinct ways of perceiving events is considered. As a test for this possibility, subjects participated in an experimental simulation where they interacted as a team with a supposed opposing team. The opponent was simulated. Subjects were repeatedly instructed to attribute causality to those targets who had acted so that the 'current situation' had come about, no matter whether the outcome had been intended. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Perception(Psychology), *Performance(Human), *Psychological tests, Test methods, Human relations, Interactions, Simulation, Analysis of variance, Decision theory

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE