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Attribution of responsibility and assignment of sanctions for violations of positive and negative norms

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  • Responsibility ( Lcsh )
  • Judgment ( Lcsh )
  • Psychology Thesis Ph. D ( Lcsh )
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Attribution of responsibility and assignment of sanctions for violations of positive and negative norms ATTRIBUTION OF RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSIGNMENT OF SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF POSITIVE I AND NEGATIVE NORMS By MAY ELIZABETH BRISCOE A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE COUNOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1970 AChu\^0WLED(3'€;WTS I Hie vriter vishes to express her graticude for the guidance given •; her by the mervbers of her supervisory coraraittee: Dr. Marvin £. Shaw > chairman. Dr. 3tephan T. Margulis, Dr. Irwin Silverman, Dr. Richard J. ] Anderson and Dr. Charles VJ. Morris. A special debt of gratitude is owed Dr. Shaw for his wise counsel and for his patience. The write- also wishes to thank her employer, Appalachian Regional Hospitals, Inc., for making it possible for her to complete this manuscript while employed in a full-time capacity. 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ACMOWLEDQ^WTS ii LIST OF TABIDS . '. ' V LISl' OF FIGURES . vii ABSTRACT -^^z i i i CHAPTER I TKTRODUCTIO]\f . . 1 DefiriiUon of Attribution of ReGponsibility (AR) . . , Th^o-.etic?,l Analyses of Responsibility Attribution. ." ' ' ' IAttrihucion of Responsibility: Empirical Findings. . . * * i, Assigniueut of Sanctions (AS). ... • • u Positive and Negative Worms: Obligatory 'and ^^ Forbidden Behaviors . The Probleiii .*.*.'.* -^^ Hypotheses: Attribution'of Responsibility' (AR) ' ]i Hypotnesss: Assignraent of Sanctions (AS) . ^o Hypotheses: Relationship Between AR and A3 . .' .* .* .' .' * .* ,g II STL^IdLUS MATERIALS. . 21 Experir.enc 1. . . 21 Determination of Worms Story Structure and Outcome Selection .* HOrder of Presentation . . '^f 3h Experiment 2. , 3h III EXPSRJ_«.MT 1. REALISTIC STRUCTUPIvS 36 Method. . . 36 ub'jects. Stimulus J'Jaterials, . . . . . ^^ Administration. , 36 3? 1

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