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In social psychology , the fundamental attribution error (also known as correspondence bias or attribution effect ) describes the tendency to overestimate the effect of disposition or personality and underestimate the effect of the situation in explaining social behavior. The fundamental attribution error is most visible when people explain the behavior of others. It does not explain interpretations of one's own behavior—where situational factors are more easily recognized and can thus be taken into consideration. This discrepancy between attributions for one's own behavior and for that of others is known as the actor–observer bias . As a simple example, consider a situation where, Alice, a driver, is about to pass through an intersection.
First: I shared this photo of my youngest child on PW Home & Garden this morning. In that post, I’m featuring the groovy bow tie he’s wearing. But in this post, I’m just showing you the photo because I love it. I’m showing you this one for the same reason. Wait. Did you hear that?
Awkward silence You are talking to an acquaintance or having dinner with your coworkers. The conversation suddenly comes to a crossroads and no one knows where to steer it.
As a warning, the following post was written in complete desperation. I have recently learned some very sobering truths from people that I love dearly. These truths have set in motion a quest within me to do whatever I can to make a change. Today is not geared at funny.