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Causal CognitionA Multidisciplinary Debate$
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Dan Sperber, David Premack, and Ann James Premack

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524021

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.001.0001

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Causal attribution across domains and cultures

Causal attribution across domains and cultures

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Causal Cognition

Michael W. Morris

Richard E. Nisbett

Kaiping Peng

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses proposals about attributional patterns and mechanisms from various disciplines with attention to questions of generality. It reviews attribution theory in social psychology and examines evidence from ethnographic and cross-cultural studies that question the universal validity of the theory. It also describes two studies of causal explanation that support the hypothesis that Americans and Chinese tend to attribute social behaviour to different types of causes.

Keywords:   attribution theory, social psychology, causal explanations, social behaviour

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