Correspondent Inference Theory of Attribution

What is the Correspondent Inference Theory of Attribution-
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Correspondent Inference Theory

This theory of the attribution process was developed by Jones & Davis (1965). They believe that the goal’ of the attribution process is to make correspondent inferences, thus being able to infer behaviour and intention of the individual.

A prediction for a correspondent inference is the ‘attribution of intentionality.’ There are two conditions for this for an individual to infer intentionality they must be confident that the person is;

a) Capable of having produced the observed effects and;

b) Knew the …