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Test 1•Average = 42/60 (70%) (SD = 14.29)•Multiple choice average: 35/49 (71%)•Short answer average: 6/11 (54.5%)•Range: 20 (33%) – 58 (97%)•Return test at end of class!
The Actor/Observer Difference•The fundamental attribution error does not apply to people’s attributions about themselves to the same extent that it applies to their attributions about others. •This actor/observer difference is defined as: •The tendency to see others’ behaviour as dispositionally caused; while•focusing more on the role of situational factors when explaining one’s own behaviour.•E.g., “tell me about yourself” versus “tell me all about the person sitting next to you”
Self-Serving Attributions•A departure from actor/observer pattern happens when people’s self esteem is threatened:•They make self-serving attributions, which is a tendency•to take credit for one’s own successes (by making internal attributions).