Definitions for "Situations"
many social psychologists argue that it is the features of social situations which have more impact on behaviour than traits. They argue that our behaviour is too variable across situations to infer the existence of the stable underlying entities called traits. For these psychologists situations are to be understood as discrete entities each with its own set of roles, rules, goals, and relevant concepts. This perspective understates the presence of stabilities—individuals behaving similarly across dissimilar situations—and the utility of trait measures as predictors of behaviour.