© 1988


The Second Attribution-Personality Theory Conference, CSPP-LA, 1986

  • Seymour L. Zelen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

About these proceedings


This volume reports recent results of investigations into the role of attributional processes in self-presentation. The volume casts a wide net with work of interest to both clinicians and cognitive theorists. Self-presentation, self-enhancement, defensiveness, and self-handicapping are all important concepts for clinical treatment as well as for attribution theory. The excuses people make for their actions and the morality of blaming and responsibility also fit into this link between attribution and personality. This volume addresses such issues with an up-to-date presentation of current research by the leading investigators of cognitive approaches to the self.


Attribution depression personality

Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour L. Zelen
    • 1
  1. 1.California School of Professional Psychology, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Self-Representation
  • Book Subtitle The Second Attribution-Personality Theory Conference, CSPP-LA, 1986
  • Editors Seymour L. Zelen
  • Series Title Recent Research in Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-96862-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3932-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-7532
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 178
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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