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Unformatted text preview: think we are unique Donation money, achieving honors Egocentric bias we exaggerate our own contributions to shared activities When husbands and wives estimated how often each did the chores, their % added up to more than 100% o Defensive attributions explanations for behavior/outcomes that avoid feelings of vulnerability Unrealistic optimism good things more likely for self than others College students//future Heroin users//likelihood of overdosing Gamblers//winning the lottery Motorcyclists// likelihood of injury Abused women//risk they take returning to live with abuser Belief in a just world bad things happen to bad ppl and good things happen to good ppl The belief in a just world can lead to blaming the victim for his or her misfortunes. This keeps anxious thought about ones own safety at bay/ That would never happen to me...
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- Fall '08