Why did the student fall asleep in my class?

Situation Consensus Distinctiveness Consistency ATTRIBUTION
1 LOW-- No other students fall asleep in my class. LOW-- He falls asleep in other professors' classes HIGH-- He has fallen asleep in class on many other occasions. INTERNAL (the student is lazy)
2 HIGH-- Many students fall asleep in my class. HIGH-- He doesn't fall asleep in other professors' classes. HIGH-- He has fallen asleep in my class on many other occasions. EXTERNAL (this is a boring class)
3 LOW-- No other students fall asleep in my class. HIGH-- He doesn't fall asleep in other professors' classes. LOW-- He has never fallen asleep in my class before. CIRCUMSTANCE (The student may not have gotten enough sleep last night)

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