Motivation and emotion/Book/2022/Fundamental attribution error and emotion

Fundamental Attribution Error and Emotion:
What is the relationship between the FAE and emotion?

Overview edit

Figure 1. People often attribute other's actions to their character or personality, instead of their circumstances.

The fundamental attribution error describes perceivers’ tendency to underestimate the impact of situational factors on human behaviour and to overestimate the impact of dispositional factors” – Bertram Gawronski, 2007

Examples edit

History edit

Fundamental attribution error was created in 1977 by social psychologist Lee Ross – Bertram Gawronski, 2007

Jones and Harris (1967) hypothesised that people would attribute free-chosen behaviours to dispositions – Dr Saul McLeod, 2018

Emotions and fundamental attribution error edit

Case studies edit

Two studies attempted to document the occurrence of the psychological phenomenon known as the fundamental attribution error (FAE) in the audiovisual medium.

Emotional and the ultimate attribution error: a case study on the influence of specific emotions (fear and anger) on the ultimate attribution error.,of%20others%20(Ross%201977).

Other attribution biases edit

Culture bias edit

Actor/Observer difference edit

Dispositional attributions edit

Self-serving bias edit

Defensive attribution hypothesis edit

Cognitive dissonance theory edit

Counterarguments against fundamental attribution error edit

“The actor-observer hypothesis (which is closely linked to the fundamental attribution theory) is neither firmly established, nor robust” – Bertram F Malle, 2006.

Conclusion edit

See also edit

Fundamental attribution error and emotion (Book chapter, 2020)

References edit

1 internal = cognitive bias page

1 external = research gate paper

External links edit