Question number 6.
Describe and evaluate any three phenomena within social cognition (Kelley’s covariation model, the fundamental attribution error, actor-observer differences,) and evaluate their explanations
In social cognition causal attribution is one the most important models. In causal attribution we attempt to find cause-effect relationships between human behavior and possible causes which made it happen. There are seven different theories of causal attribution, and I shall talk about the Kelley’s covariation model and then talk about some biases in attribution.
Kelley’s covariation model
Kelley’s covariation model is a form of attribution model, possibly the best known of them all. According to his model, an observer attributes the behavior of people either to their person, the behavior is due the individual characteristics of the person performing the act, entity, the behavior is caused by the target, or circumstance, th...