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  • adjective Of or pertaining to attribution


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  • Given this insight, efforts to curb aggression in children of all ages have moved to include what Larry Aber calls "attributional retraining"; that is, helping children step back when something happens to them and make sense of the situation.

    Ellen Galinsky: Reducing Conflict in Children: Lessons From Larry Aber

  • Studies reliably show that they have a distinctive cognitive make-up—a hostile attributional bias, a kind of paranoia.


  • Official and local media reactions constitute a classic case of what psychologists call "hostile attributional syndrome."

    Boing Boing

  • “Paranoia, persecutory delusions and attributional biases,”


  • In order to explain why the thought that a dear one has been replaced by an impostor is adopted as a plausible explanation of the abnormal event, these theories also postulate a deficit at the level of hypothesis evaluation, or the presence of exaggerated attributional or data-gathering biases, such as the tendency to ˜jump to conclusion™ on the basis of limited evidence (Garety and Freeman 1999).


  • Green and Mitchell 1979 formulated a model to study such attributional processes in leaders.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Inferential processes are attributional, controlled, and inferred from events and outcomes ordinarily associated with distant executive leaders Lord & Maher, 1991.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • You’re making an hueristic attributional error, and the result is smelling a lot like ethnic prejudice.

    Firedoglake » El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)

  • Hostile attributional biases among aggressive boys are exacerbated under conditions of threat to self.

    Why is it Always About You?

  • With time he may weary of the extra vigilance these situations require and of what the psychologists Jennifer Crocker and Brenda Major have called the "attributional ambiguity" of being on the receiving end of negative stereotypes.

    Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students


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