Attribution error | Psychology homework help

 

  •  Aggressive  behavior- A high school or college campus shooting

  How would you explain the aggressor’s behavior if you had made the fundamental attribution error? In other words, provide a dispositional explanation for the aggressive behavior.

  • Next, provide a situational explanation for the aggressor’s behavior. What might be the aggressor’s construal, or interpretation, of the situation? 
  • How is the aggressor’s construal influenced by the self-esteem motive (the need to feel good about ourselves by justifying our behavior) or the social cognition motive (the need to be accurate by acting on available information)?
  • How could the influence of gender explain the aggressive act?
  •  What would you suggest to prevent or reduce instances of this specific type of aggression, either at the individual level or at the societal level?