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Unformatted text preview: Self-serving attributions Tendency to attribute positive outcomes to oneself and negative outcomes to other factors Contribute to marital discord, worker dissatisfaction, and bargaining impasses o Above average effect Tendency to rate self as above the average on most positive aspects o Explaining self-serving bias: by product of how we process and remember information about ourselves May be adaptive, protects people from depression Maladaptive, group-serving bias...
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- Fall '10
- Social Psychology