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Heider founded the Attribution theory in order to explain how judgments are created based off of ones own and others behaviors on a daily basis Attributions are important because they can spawn emotional reactions and affect our motivation The word attribution can be another word for explanation which is what the attribution theory is based on It is the explanations people make on others based on their communication tactics The interaction within the workplace can be determined through this theory Whether it is an employee vs employee interaction or worker vs manager interaction this communication theory is often used In this analysis there will an example provided of an authoritative figure basing causes of an employees motives and action following three systematical interdependent dimensions location of cause stability of cause and controllability The explanation of the utility of this theory will help understand the causes of judgments between two people because it will allow you to think ahead in future situations one may face which can help in long run everyday interactions such as working for any employer academic environments adapting to new relationships or simply having over-all efficient communication skills After understanding how these concepts are applied to my life it became clear how understanding the Attribution theory would allow for and understanding of communication as a wholeAs human beings one naturally always seeks or assumes an explanation of why people do the things they do Our judgment on the effect of the outcome is called The Attribution Theory This theory focuses on the processes of understanding behavior among people There are two types of attributions external and internal An external attribution is based on the cause of an outside source such as situational like the weather while an internal attribution focuses on the causality of factors within the person that is under their control such as an emotional trait like pride Heider came up with several attributions people commonly make which can include
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