Attributional Style & Controllability

Journal Articles

Anderson, C.A., Horowitz, L.M., & French, R. (1983). Attributional style of lonely and depressed people . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 127-136.

Anderson, C.A. (1983). Motivational and performance deficits in interpersonal settings: The effect of attributional style . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 1136-1147.

Anderson, C.A., & Arnoult, L.H. (1985). Attributional style and everyday problems in living: Depression, loneliness, and shyness . Social Cognition, 3, 16-35.

Anderson, C.A., Jennings, D.L., & Arnoult, L.H. (1988). Validity and utility of the attributional style construct at a moderate level of specificity . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 979-990.

Anderson, C.A., & Arnoult, L.H. (1989). An examination of perceived control, humor, irrational beliefs, and positive stress as moderators of the relation between negative stress and health . Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 10, 101-117.

Anderson, C.A., & Deuser, W.E. (1991). Science and the reformulated learned helplessness model of depression . Psychological Inquiry, 2, 14-19.

Anderson, C.A., & Riger, A.L. (1991). A controllability attributional model of problems in living: Dimensional and situational interactions in the prediction of depression and loneliness . Social Cognition, 9, 149-181.

Anderson, C.A. (1991). How people think about causes: Examination of the typical phenomenal organization of attributions for success and failure . Social Cognition, 9, 295-329.

Anderson, C.A., Miller, R.S., Riger, A.L., Dill, J.C., & Sedikides, C. (1994). Behavioral and characterological attributional styles as predictors of depression and loneliness: Review, refinement, and test . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 549-558.

Deuser, W.E., & Anderson, C.A. (1995). Controllability attributions and learned helplessness: Some methodological and conceptual problems . Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 16, 297-318.

Anderson, C.A., & Lindsay, J. (1998). The development, perseverance, and change of naive theories . Social Cognition, 16, 8-30.

Kernis, M.H., Whisenhunt, C.R., Waschull, S.B., Greenier, K.D., Berry, A.J., Herlocker, C.E., & Anderson, C.A. (1998). Multiple facets of self-esteem and their relations to depressive symptoms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 657-668.

Anderson, C.A.  (1999).  Attributional style, depression, and loneliness: A cross-cultural comparison of American and Chinese students . Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 482-499.

Anderson, C.A., Lindsay, J.J., & Bushman, B.J. (1999). Research in the psychological laboratory: Truth or triviality? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 8, 3-9.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Horowitz, L.M., French, R., & Anderson, C.A. (1982). The prototype of a lonely person . In L.A. Peplau & D. Perlman (Eds.), Loneliness: A sourcebook of current theory, research, and therapy (pp. 183-205). New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Anderson, C.A., & Arnoult, L.H. (1985). Attributional models of depression, loneliness, and shyness . In J. Harvey & G. Weary (Eds.), Attribution: Basic issues and applications (pp. 235-279). New York: Academic Press.

Arnoult, L.H., & Anderson, C.A. (1988). Identifying and reducing causal reasoning biases in clinical practice . In D. Turk & P. Salovey (Eds.), Reasoning, inference, and judgment in clinical psychology: Theory, assessment, and treatment. (pp. 209-232). The Free Press.

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1989). Belief perseverance and self-defeating behavior . In R. Curtis (Ed.) Self-defeating behaviors: Experimental research clinical impressions, and practical implications. (pp. 11-40). New York: Plenum.

Anderson, C.A., & Weiner, B. (1992). Attribution and attributional processes in personality . In G. Caprara & G. Heck (Eds.) Modern personality psychology: Critical reviews and new directions. (pp. 295-324). New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Anderson, C.A., & Deuser, W.E. (1993). The primacy of control in causal thinking and attributional style: An attributional functionalism perspective . Chapter in G. Weary, F. Gleicher, & K. Marsh (Eds.) Control motivation and social cognition. (pp. 94-121). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Anderson, C.A., Krull, D. S., & Weiner, B. (1996). Explanations: Processes and consequences . Chapter in E.T. Higgins & A.W. Kruglanski (Eds.). Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles. (pp. 271-296). NY: Guilford Press.

Dill, J.C., & Anderson, C.A.  (1999).  Loneliness, Shyness, and Depression:  The Etiology and Interrelationships of Everyday Problems in Living (pp. 93-125).  Chapter in T. Joiner  and J.C. Coyne (Eds.) The interactional nature of depression: Advances in interpersonal approaches.  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Bell-Dolan, D., & Anderson, C.A. (1999).  Attributional processes: An integration of social and clinical psychology .  Chapter in R.M. Kowalski & M.R. Leary (Eds.)The social psychology of emotional and behavioral problems: Interfaces of social and clinical psychology. (pp. 37-67). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hessling, R.M., Anderson, C.A., & Russell, D.W. (2002). Measures of attributional style . In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (pp. 116-120). London: Sage.

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