The Discounting principle refers to a rule of Attribution which states that the perceived role of a cause will be discounted or reduced if other plausible causes are also present.

When making attributions, people tend to "discount" the role of a dispositional factor when an obvious situational cause is present.

A list of books about the topic Behaviorism

Related Articles

Augmentation principle at■■■■■■
Augmentation principle refers to a rule of attribution which states that the perceived role of a cause . . . Read More
Ultimate attribution error at■■■■
- Ultimate attribution error : Ultimate attribution error refers to - our tendency to make dispositional . . . Read More
Fundamental attribution error (FAE) at■■■■
- Fundamental attribution error (FAE) : - Fundamental attribution error (FAE) : refers to the dual tendency . . . Read More
FAE (Fundamental attribution error) at■■■■
- FAE (Fundamental attribution error) : FAE is the acronmy of Fundamental attribution error which is . . . Read More
Attributions at■■■■
Attributions refer to explanations or reasons that people make of the things that happen to them. - . . . Read More
Causal attributions at■■■■
Causal attributions refer to the explanations people make for the events they observe; the explanations . . . Read More
Correspondence bias at■■■■
Correspondence bias refers to the the tendency to assume that people’s actions and words reflect their . . . Read More
Actor-observer difference/bias/effect at■■■■
Actor-observer difference/bias/effect refers to the tendency to see other people’s behaviour as dispositionally . . . Read More
External attribution at■■■■
External attribution refers to the inference that a person is behaving a certain way because of something . . . Read More
Augmenting Principle at■■■■
Augmenting Principle  is a term used to refer to the tendency to attach greater importance to a potential . . . Read More