A webpage by sociologist David Heise which discusses Affect Control Theory (controlling our emotions in public settings), event structure analysis (how we link events from one to the next), and some different affect models that he has developed.
Lecture notes on Heider's conceptualization of attribution theory.
Inference and Explanation
Lecture notes on attribution theory. See also his graduate course lecture notes on this topic. (http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~bfmalle/issues/L6.html)
Theory and Achievement
An article that talks about underachievement from an attributional point of view.
Focuses on the theory, its influence on children, and everyday applicability.
Ask Why: Patterns and Themes of Causal Attribution in the Workplace
A research article on causal attribution in the workplace.
Communication: A Test
A short true or false test to check how well you can interpret non-verbal cues.
Communication: Cultural Misunderstandings
Learning the language isn't always enough; not controlling your nonverbal behavior can hinder and confuse communication when Americans interact with Japanese, and vice versa. Find out some of the subtle, but important, differences.
This page introduces the topic of nonverbal communication and gives you a chance to try to guess the meaning of some REAL nonverbal communication through pictures.
Bias in American Culture
This article by Kelley Guenther, Benjamin Krieger, Kelly Underwood explores how intergroup bias is formed and what its function is in American culture, including political, urban, and academic spectrums.
Lecture notes on perceiving people and our perceptual biases.
Perception: Understanding Others
Detailed lecture notes on perceiving others, including attribution theory (correspondence inference theory and covariation theory), nonverbal behavior and impression management.