Explain what attributions are and describee difference between internal and external attributions.
People try to make sense of things they see other people do. Something people have done wrong.
Social attributions -
Attributions are inferences that people draw about the causes of events, others' behavior, and their own behavior.
Internal - ascribe the cause of behavior to personal dispositions, traits, abilities, and feelings.
External - ascribe the causes of behavior to situational demands and environmental contraints.
Example - if a friends business fails then you might attribute it to the fact that they are not very business saavy; however, if you fail at a business you would contribute it to the fact that the economy is doing bad.