Definitions for "Self-perception theory"
Keywords:  attitudes, daryl, bem, infer, theory
the theory that when our attitudes and feelings are uncertain or ambiguous, we infer these states by observing our behavior and the situation in which it occurs
Daryl Bem's theory that when we are unsure of our attitudes we infer them from our own behavior. (610)
The theory that we often infer our internal states, such as our attitudes, by observing our behavior.