Information-processing and motivated distortion in the attribution of causality for success and failure

James M. Gleason1, Robert M. Arkin2, Kelly Shaver3
1State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
2University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
3College of William and Mary, United States
Cite this article:  Gleason, J. M., Arkin, R. M., & Shaver, K. (1979). Information-processing and motivated distortion in the attribution of causality for success and failure. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 7(1), 9-16.

Volume 7 Issue 1 | e245 | Published: February 1979 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1979.7.1.9

Abstract
Full Text
References
Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Author Contact
An experiment was conducted to investigate the influence of both informational and motivational factors on observers' attributions. Observers evaluated the behavior of a "student therapist". Probable Outcome also emerged. However, the strongest motivationally based prediction, an interaction of Personal Involvement and Actual Outcome, was not confirmed.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.