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2. 2 1 0 2 / 9 / 0 1 Fundamental Attribution Error
The tendency to overestimate the negative influence of
dispositional factors and the positive influence of
situational factors in explaining others’ behavior.
friend did worse on paper
friend did better on paper blame
blame on negative internal
blame on positive situation Attributing
Attributing negative dispositional factors to
stereotypes may inhibit others from interacting
with members of that group. Halo Effect
The proposition is that you will match like
qualities with each other.
Positive Halo: Positive qualities are matched together.
Example: An attractive person is thought to be
Negative Halo (or Horn’s Effect): Negative qualities
are matched together. Example:
Example: A rude person must be uneducated. 4 2 1 0 2 / 9 / 0 1 Stereotypes Stereotype
A conventional, formulaic and oversimplified conception,
opinion or image.
People who stereotype oversimplif...
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