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Quiz 6 :
The Fundamental Attribution Error

Quiz 6 :
The Fundamental Attribution Error

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Inferring that Cinderella is truly meek as she cowers in her oppressive home is an example of how we often
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C

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Researchers randomly assigned participants to play the part of either a quiz game contestant or the host,while other participants merely observed the game.Results indicated that
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reported that
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We tend to underestimate the situational determinants of others' behavior but not our own because we observe others from a different perspective than we observe ourselves.This is known as the
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What commands our attention as we shop for groceries each week is the environment around us,such as the number of people in front of us at the checkout counter.Yet when we watch another person's behavior at the grocery store,he or she,rather than the environment,occupies the center of our attention.As a result,we tend to engage in the attribution error.That is we are irritable because the lines are long,but the other person is cantankerous because he or she is an unhappy person.What explanation below best explains this use of the fundamental attribution error?
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analysis of research on the actor-observer difference,we are more likely to attribute our behavior to the situation when
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,participants observed a suspect confessing during a police interview.The results indicated that participants were more likely to perceive the confession as genuine when they viewed the confession
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,participants observed a suspect confessing during a police interview.The results indicated that participants were more likely to perceive the confession as coerced when they viewed the confession
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According to the text,observers tend to attribute a person's behavior to _______ the more that time passes.
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,voters were more likely to attribute the outcome of an election to the _______ the day after a presidential election,and to the _______ a year after the election.
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found that voters were more likely to attribute the outcome of an election to the candidate's personal traits and positions the day after a presidential election,and to the nation's economy a year after the election.This represents which of the following explanations for the fundamental attribution error?
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People in Western cultures are more inclined to assume that others' behaviors
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In _______ cultures,people are less likely to perceive others in terms of personal dispositions.
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Those who make situational attributions regarding poverty and unemployment tend to adopt political positions that
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Those who make dispositional attributions regarding poverty and unemployment tend to adopt political positions that
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Provide an example of the fundamental attribution error,and be sure to explain why the error is considered "fundamental."
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Describe an example of how the actor-observer difference could play a role in racist beliefs.
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Both you and your friend are late for a meeting.How would the attribution theory predict both your behavior and your friend's behavior?
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