Unformatted text preview: and accomplish all his goals. It is apparent that Ollie is a value-oriented decision maker and was concerned about how Rosa might feel if he didn’t accomplish her assignment and he was technically worried about being able to set up the computer since he has never done that even though it is in his job description. Initially, I perceived Ollie as lazy or not motivated. But after further consideration I started to attribute Ollie’s lack of motivation to his environment, an external factor. His mundane office in the basement of the building is a less than ideal place to work. His office did not seem like a place that would foster excitement or creativity of any kind. This is a good example of the fundamental attribution bias, rather than associating Ollie’s behavior with his situation I assumed issues I had with him were just personality flaws....
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- Fall '08
- Cognitive Bias, Attributional bias, Ollie