Internal Attribution

By Renée Grinnell

Blaming a factor, agent, or force within one’s control for causing an event. Also known as a dispositional attribution.

Example: When a cashier is short with her at the grocery store, the woman decides he must be a rude and crabby person all the time.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Jan 2009