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Internal Attribution

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.

Internal Attribution
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Internal Attribution. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from