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Synonyms for theory

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abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action


something taken to be true without proof

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This situation can be associated with the discounting principle of attribution theory, which states that people tend to minimize the effect of an attribution for an action when they are aware of other plausible causes (Kelley 1972).
The "ultimate attribution error," an example of a specific cultural bias regarding supervisor attributional evaluation of minority outgroup subordinates, was proposed by Pettigrew as an attribution theory extension of Gordon Allport's concepts in The Nature of Prejudice (1954):
2013a) discussed in detail about the reasons of why attribution theory is best suited to explain this mechanism of CSR through which employees' attitudes and behaviors can be impacted.
Per attribution theory, teachers who are satisfied with their chosen career should be able to effectively manage stress that may arise during the course of the job, thus providing further stability in their chosen profession, especially during times of stress (Hong et al.
According to defensive attribution theory (Walster, 1966), in consumer-caused failure contexts, severe outcomes should motivate consumers to avoid blame for causing the failure and avoid harm from the outcome (Robbennolt, 2000; Shaw & McMartin, 1977).
Broadly, attribution theory can be used to examine "who" or "what" gets credit/blame for value creation/destruction within the FFE (Table 2).
After demonstrating the applicability of responsibility attributions to military issues, political scientists should continue to apply attribution theory to other international issues.
Investigation of the team-serving bias through attribution theory has also been extended to include non-participants, namely sport fans.
Attribution theory is concerned with how humans perceive the causes of behaviour (Weiner, 2005).
This student behavior can be coupled with predictments of attribution theory through which students connect their learning style with teacher teaching style as explanation of way of learning.
Attribution theory provides a solid foundation for delving into causal effects of workforce needs and more importantly how village community involvement influences a student's continuation in higher education.
In a similar vein the New Testament calls Christians to move beyond conforming to the world and to be transformed by the renewing of the mind (Romans 2:12), to consider the implications of attribution theory in how we view others (the speck and large beam of Luke 6) and to avoid some social comparisons (Galatians 6:4).
Adjustment is either in the goals or strategies and necessitates reflection for effective integration of feedback in addition to good understanding of attribution theory for appropriate action.
Timothy Coombs in 1995 and then developed by him and other researchers, too--as a theory which generates concrete crisis communication tools has its roots in the attribution theory from the field of psychology, originally shaped by Fritz Heider in 1958 and then developed especially by Bernard Weiner.
Two different approaches that we can explore include cognitive mapping and attribution theory.