Perceptions of Moral Responsibility and Self-Attribution: Unique Findings
Wilks, Duffy, Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research
Perceptions of self-attribution of causality (personal credit and blame for actual behaviors done by an individual and perceived by that individual to be morally successful behaviors) and actual behaviors done by an individual and perceived by that individual to be immoral or moral failures were examined. In contrast to some social psychology literature which provides evidence that humans have a tendency to attribute personal successes to themselves and personal failures to external factors, results of this study indicate that people do not accept meritorious credit for personal good behaviors, but do accept blame for and responsibility for actual behaviors they have done …
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Publication information: Article title: Perceptions of Moral Responsibility and Self-Attribution: Unique Findings. Contributors: Wilks, Duffy - Author. Journal title: Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, & Research. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2004. Page number: 41+. © Texas Counseling Association Fall 2008/Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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