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Issues and Debates – Approaches in Context

4. Attribution Models

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Lecture

In this fourth module, we think about attribution models, focusing in particular on: (i) Jones and Davis’ theory, which incorporates correspondence interference (our views are more greatly impacted by the specific aspects of something/someone that we see); (ii) the naïve psychologist idea, which proposes that people pay more attention to others’ actions which appear to be intentional; (iii) weaknesses of Jones and Davis’ theory, including its complexity and that is too specific to consider macro factors; (iv) Kelley’s covariation model, which considers consensus, distinctiveness and consistency; (v) weaknesses of the covariation model, including that people are not reliably consistent and that understanding causality requires a significant understanding of the situation.

Course

In this course, Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya (University of Birmingham) explores context-based approaches in psychology. In the first module, we think about an unusual social interaction and the ways in which a psychological researcher might approach understanding it. In the second module, we think about idiographic and nomothetic approaches to investigation, and how these tie into personal and social factors. In the third module, we think about individual and social research methods, including the role of attributions and circumstances. Next, we think about attribution models, focusing on Jones and Davies’ theory and Kelly’s covariation model. In the fifth module, we think about biases, including gender bias (within which are alpha and beta biases) and culture biases. In the sixth and final module, we think about some conclusions and controversies within this field, including the importance of psychology pursuing both scientific methodologies and compassion.

Lecturer

Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. His research centres around social psychology and how knowledge from that field can be applied to others, particularly health. Dr Bouguettaya is interested in how we can apply social identity theory to societal problems, as well as investigating the different perspectives one might taken on those issues. His recent publications have spanned a breadth of topics including social identification, eating behaviours, conspiracy theories, and behavioural economics.

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Bouguettaya, A. (2022, April 07). Issues and Debates – Approaches in Context - Attribution Models [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/issues-and-debates-approaches-in-context/attribution-models

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Bouguettaya, Ayoub. "Issues and Debates – Approaches in Context – Attribution Models." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 07 Apr 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/issues-and-debates-approaches-in-context/attribution-models

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