The effect of expectancy on the assignment of responsibility for a misfortune1


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    . The authors would like to thank Stephen Reisman and Ronald Ulm for their comments on an earlier version of this paper. Support for the statistical analyses was given by the Maryland State College Information Center. The assistance of Ray Shingler is gratefully acknowledged.

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