Motivation and emotion/Book/2022/Fundamental attribution error and emotion
What is the relationship between the FAE and emotion?
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
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.
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.
See also edit
Fundamental attribution error and emotion (Book chapter, 2020)
1 internal = cognitive bias page
1 external = research gate paper