Stable Attribution

Stable attribution is the human tendency to infer that events and behaviors are due to unchanging factors. Heavily based on past outcomes, both positive and negative, these types of inferences rely heavily on both luck and effort. For instance, a student who always get A's on math tests may attribute this to "I'm just good at math" and possibly "The teacher likes me" rather than also crediting the fact that they pay attention in class and do their homework regularly.

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