Are people fairly accurate when making attributions about why they have experienced difficulties? What about when good things happen?
Describe and illustrate internal and external attributions. What difficulties can occur if individuals are excessively internal in their attributions? What about someone who is excessively external?
Recall a time when you or someone you know made an attributional error. What were the circumstances that led to the error and what was the impact of the error?
How does our individualistic culture tend to support correspondence bias? Explain.
Using an example to support your ideas, explain what has been called the “victim mentality” in terms of attribution.