chapter  8
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The Emotional Consequences of Causal Attributions Bernard Weiner

A set of prevalent emotions, including pity, anger, guilt, pride (self-esteem), gratitude, and resignation (hopelessness) share a common characteristic: Causal attributions appear to be sufficient antecedents for their elicitation. Furthermore, the underlying properties or dimensions of attributions are the significant deter­ minants of these affective reactions.