Accession Number : AD0780240

Title :   Attributions of Social Causality and Responsibility.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Nogami,Glenda Y.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The paper reviews relevant research on attributions of causality and attributions of responsibility. It is suggested that inconsistencies among findings in the attribution literature may be due to discrepancies between the meaning of 'responsibility' and 'causality'. Definitions for the two terms are proposed. An analysis of the literature in the area suggests that a distinction between research methods leading to causality attribution as opposed to responsibility attribution may serve to eliminate some of the problems in attribution research. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Decision making, Motivation, Performance(Human), Environments, Statistical processes, Correlation techniques, Attitudes(Psychology)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE