CORRESPONDENT INFERENCE THEORY

postulated by American social psychologists Keith E. Davis and Edward Jones, a design depicting how individuals build indicators about other individual's unwavering character traits from viewing their behaviors- communication between actions and traits carries a higher probability of being implied if the acting person is evaluated and deemed to have behaved: (i) deliberately, (ii) in a manner which doesn't generally elicit awards or social praise, (iii) freely, and (iv) in a manner which is irregular for an individual in the topic scenario.

CORRESPONDENT INFERENCE THEORY: "The correspondent inference theory has existed since 1965 as a formal approach to judging the behaviors of others."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORRESPONDENT INFERENCE THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/correspondent-inference-theory/ (accessed September 6, 2019).
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