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Poddiakov A.N. Attribution of hostile and good intents, and coping behavior

Full text in Russian: Поддьяков А.Н. Атрибуция враждебных и добрых намерений и совладающее поведение
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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Coping strategies and attitudes to a problem depend on whether an individual thinks that the problem to be coped with (a) raised without somebody’s intention and intervention (e.g., natural phenomena) or (b) was created intentionally. In the latter case coping strategies depend on the individual attitude towards the problem creator, i.e. whether he/she thinks the problem was created with hostile or good intentions. Opportunities of integration of approaches to coping behavior and attribution of intention are discussed. Results of the study of coping with problems that were created intentionally or raised without somebody’s intention are presented.

Keywords: coping behavior, attribution of intention, problems created intentionally


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 13-06-00590.


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Received 22 July 2012. Date of publication: 29 August 2013.

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Poddiakov Alexander N. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 101990 Moscow, Russia.
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Poddiakov A.N. Attribution of hostile and good intents, and coping behavior. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 30, p. 7. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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