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Attributional Complexity Scale

52 Shared Subjects

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Clinical Assessments
Cognitive
11/07/2018
attcom01
01/13/2022
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Query Element Name Data Type Size Required Description Value Range Notes Aliases
subjectkey GUID Required The NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subject NDAR*
src_subject_id String 20 Required Subject ID how it's defined in lab/project record_id
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY
interview_age Integer Required Age in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging. 0 :: 1260 Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
sex String 20 Required Sex of subject at birth M;F; O; NR M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported
fspgod String 70 Recommended Subject's gender OTHER describe
comments_misc String 4,000 Recommended Miscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data
Query motivational Integer Recommended Subscale: Motivational component -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query complex_explanations Integer Recommended Subscale: Preference for complex rather than simple explanations -12::12 Sum of subscale items preference_complex_explanations
Query metacognition Integer Recommended Subscale: Metacognition concerning explanations -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query beh_fx_interactions Integer Recommended Subscale: Awareness of the extent to which people's behavior is a function of interaction with others -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query complex_intern_expl Integer Recommended Subscale: Tendency to infer abstract or causally complex internal attributions -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query complex_contemp_external Integer Recommended Subscale: Tendency to infer abstract, contemporary, external causal attributions -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query temporal Integer Recommended Subscale: Tendency to infer external causes operating from the past -12::12 Sum of subscale items
Query total_attrib_complexity Integer Required Attributional Complexity Scale: Total Score -84::84 Sum of all items
Query attcom1 Integer Recommended I don't usually bother to analyze and explain people's behavior. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom2 Integer Recommended Once I have figured out a single cause for a person's behavior I don't usually go any further. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom3 Integer Recommended I believe it is important to analyze and understand our own thinking processes. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom4 Integer Recommended I think a lot about the influence that I have on people's behavior. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom5 Integer Recommended I have found that relationships between a person's attitudes, beliefs, and character traits are usually simple and straightforward. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom6 Integer Recommended If I see people behaving in a really strange or unusual manner, I usually put it down to the fact that they are strange or unusual people and don't bother to explain it any further. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom7 Integer Recommended I have thought a lot about the family background and personal history of people who are close to me, in order to understand why they are the sort of people they are. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom8 Integer Recommended I don't enjoy getting into discussions where the causes for people's behavior are being talked about. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom9 Integer Recommended I have found that the causes for people's behavior are usually complex rather than simple. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom10 Integer Recommended I am very interested in understanding how my own thinking works when I make judgments about people or attach causes to their behavior. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom11 Integer Recommended I think very little about the different ways that people influence each other. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom12 Integer Recommended To understand a person's personality/behavior I have found it is important to know how that person's attitudes, beliefs, and character traits fit together. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom13 Integer Recommended When I try to explain other people's behavior I concentrate on the other person and don't worry too much about all the existing external factors that might be affecting them. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom14 Integer Recommended I have often found that the basic cause for a person's behavior is located far back in time. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom15 Integer Recommended I really enjoy analyzing the reasons or causes for people's behavior. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom16 Integer Recommended I usually find that complicated explanations for people's behavior are confusing rather than helpful. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom17 Integer Recommended I give little thought to how my thinking works in the process of understanding or explaining people's behavior. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom18 Integer Recommended I think very little about the influence that other people have on my behavior. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom19 Integer Recommended I have thought a lot about the way that different parts of my personality influence other parts (e.g., beliefs affecting attitudes or attitudes affecting character traits). -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom20 Integer Recommended I think a lot about the influence that society has on other people. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom21 Integer Recommended When I analyze a person's behavior I often find the causes form a chain that goes back in time, sometimes for years. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom22 Integer Recommended I am not really curious about human behavior. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom23 Integer Recommended I prefer simple rather than complex explanations for people's behavior. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom24 Integer Recommended When the reasons I give for my own behavior are different from someone else's, this often makes me think about the thinking processes that lead to my explanations. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom25 Integer Recommended I believe that to understand a person you need to understand the people who that person has close contact with. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom26 Integer Recommended I tend to take people's behavior at face value and not worry about the inner causes for their behavior (e.g., attitudes, beliefs, etc.). -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom27 Integer Recommended I think a lot about the influence that society has on my behavior and personality. -3::3 -3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; 3 = Strongly agree
Query attcom28 Integer Recommended I have thought very little about my own family background and personal history in order to understand why I am the sort of person I am. -3::3 3 = Strongly disagree ; 0 = Neither agree nor disagree; -3 = Strongly agree
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