attributional bias

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Any systematic distortion in the assignment of causes to behaviour or in inferring the causes of behaviour. The most important ones so far discovered are the actor-observer difference, base-rate fallacy, fundamental attribution error, positivity bias (1), and self-serving bias. See also attribution, attribution theory.

Subjects: Psychology.

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