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Bernard Weiner

Bernard Weiner

Professor Bernard Weiner has research interests in attribution theory, emotions, responsibility judgments, impression management, help giving, achievement motivation, reactions to stigmatized, and theories of punishment. His Ph. D. was at the University of Michigan, 1963 and he has been at U.C. L.A. since 1965, where he currently is Distinguished Professor of Psychology. His awards include the Distinguished Scientist Award for SESP, the E. L. Thorndike Lifetime Achievement Award from Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of APA, and the Donald Campbell Research Award from Division 8 of APA. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Bielefeld, Germany; Turku University, Finland; and the University of Manitoba, Canada. He also is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Social Cognition


Courses Taught:

  • Attribution Theory
  • Human Motivation

Bernard Weiner
Department of Psychology
Franz Hall, UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095-1563
United States of America

  • Work: (310) 825-2750
  • Home: (310) 815-0677
  • Fax: (310) 206-5895

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