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Kelley's Attribution of Behaviour

Summarize how, according to Kelley, our attributions about someone's behaviour are affected by consensus, consistency, and distinctiveness information. Give an example from your daily life to illustrate this answer.

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1. Summarize how, according to Kelley, our attributions about someone's behaviour are affected by consensus, consistency, and distinctiveness information. Give an example from your daily life to illustrate this answer.

Kelley suggested that perceivers examine three different kinds of information in their efforts to establish validity (Ross and Fletcher, 1985), which helps to explain the attributions we make about someone's behavior:

Consensus information - do all or only a few people respond to the stimulus in the same way as the target person? E.g. if your friend ...

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This solution summarizes how, according to Kelley, a person's attributions about someone's behavior are affected by consensus, consistency, and distinctiveness information. Practical examples and references are provided.

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