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Unformatted text preview: r gives you the benefit of the doubt. W hen you arrived late from lunch, he assumed that you had
simply taken too much time. He never considered that the elevators w ere out and you had to w alk up 10 flights of
stairs. Your boss is guilty of ________.
Ans wer: fundam ental attribution error
W henever Jane is successful she takes full credit for w hat has happened, but w henever she is unsuccessful she
attributes her failure to bad luck or blames one of her fellow employees. She is guilty of ________.
Ans wer: s elf-s erving bias
A committee is made up of 12 managers: three each from the sales, production, accounting, and human resources
departments. They read a comprehensive study of the company they w ork for, and are asked w hich of its
recommendations are most important. In discussion they find that the managers perceive that the most important
recommendations are those concerning their ow n departments. This finding is most likely the result of w hat type of
Ans wer: s elective perception
Your rating in a job interview is high in contrast to the candidate w ho w as interview ed directly before you, w ho w as
rated extremely low . Your ow n high rating might be partially attributed to w hich of the follow ing?
Ans wer: contras t effects
Avoiding making decisions on Friday the 13th can be an example of w hich bias?
Ans wer: random nes s
Tom know s that the title insurance company made a mistake on his property title. Because of their mistake, his
neighbor now has access to an easement road through his back 25 acres. He can't use the acreage for pasture,
because his neighbo...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2014 for the course COMM 329 taught by Professor Other during the Spring '12 term at The University of British Columbia.
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