external attribution

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Explanation of a theory used to explain people's perception of the causes for their behavior where individuals consider their situational reactions to circumstances would be different from how other people would react to the same situation.

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There was a lot of external attribution going on and it made everyone pretty stressed out because they thought they were different.
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In some peoples opinions, one must look past someones external attribution and deeper into their personality to determine their true intentions in life.
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He used an external attribution to explain why he was late for work, explaining that his girlfriend had forced him to go to a late night movie and he had overslept.
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