Glossary A

Attribution refers to an inference about the cause of our own or another’s behaviour.

Attribution cube refers to an Attribution theory that uses three (3) types of information: consensus , consistency, and distinctiveness

Attribution retraining refers to the therapeutic intervention in which helpless children are persuaded to attribute failures to their lack of effort rather than a lack of ability .

- Attribution Theory : Attribution theory describes the processes of explaining events and the behavioral and emotional consequences of those explanations.

- Attribution theory : Attribution theory refers to a theory that looks for regularities in the ways in which people attribute things that happen to certain causes, either internal or external.

Attribution-of-arousal theory refers to an approach that combines the James-Lange emphasis on bodily feedback with a cognitive approach to emotion.

Attributional style refers to the way in which one is disposed toward interpreting outcomes (successes or failures), as in tending to place blame or responsibility on oneself or on external factors .