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The Covariation Model of Attribution: Definition & Steps

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When determining the _____ variable of the Covariation Model of Attribution, you would ask the question, 'How unique is the behavior in this particular situation?'

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1. Sarah went to a party with her friends. Although there are more than twenty people in the party, only her friend Laura is dancing. Laura always dances at parties, so Sarah thinks that she is dancing because that is just who she is. This is an example of a(n) _____ attribution due to _____ consensus and _____ distinctiveness.

2. Which of the following questions is answered by a consensus variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the covariation model of attribution. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include distinctiveness and consistency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Define and understand the application of distinctiveness
  • When consensus is low, distinctiveness is low, and consistency is high
  • When multiple people behave the same way in the same situation
  • If all three variables of the Covariation Model of Attribution are found to be high

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related covariation model of attribution lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the covariation model of attribution in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the covariation model of attribution and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the covariation model of attribution

Additional Learning

To learn more about the covariation model of attribution, review the lesson which covers the following objectives:

  • Define the covariation model of attribution
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