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Publication Date

Fall 2014

Degree Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Arlene Asuncion


Attribution, Glaring, Misattribution, Ultimatum Bargaining Game

Subject Areas

Social psychology


We used Weiner's attribution-emotion-action model to examine individuals' willingness to seek for another person's face. To induce interpersonal conflict and frustration, participants engaged in the ultimatum bargaining game where they received predetermined offers. The ultimatum bargaining game was conceptually connected to Weiner's model and to a conflict model. Results showed that in conflict situations, participants more likely attributed the Proposer's offer to the Proposer's dispositional traits and volitional control. Participants also reported higher levels of frustration and had a stronger desire to view the Proposer's face. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.