attributional errors

attributional errors

I love that you brought in a discussion on attributional errors. The discussions on the fundamental attribution error are some of my favorite, and I love examining ideas on trying to reduce how often it occurs. One interesting thing to note about the fundamental attribution error is that there are cultural differences in attribution patterns (for one example, see Li et al., 2012). Despite this, I tend to think that most people have at some point attributed a behavior inaccurately. When I first learned about the fundamental attribution error, I became very aware of how often I would attribute behavior to an internal cause without taking into consideration what else might be occurring. Now whenever I am faced with an opportunity to make an attribution, I make an effort to come up with a number of explanations for behavior in order to avoid leaping to ill-advised conclusions. My son has picked up on this habit as well, and now if I make an internal attribution, he will readily point out the flaw. Not too long ago, I was driving him to the airport in Chicago in heavy construction and bad weather, and I had a driving incident (I do readily admit that most of my fundamental attribution errors occur while driving). I muttered something unflattering about this other driver, and my son pipes up with, “But mom, you don’t know what’s going on with that driver. Maybe he is having car trouble, or maybe he is lost, or maybe he got some bad news.” It was nice to see that he has learned about the danger of snap judgments – even though I apparently have not. In continuing the dialogue, do you think that in addition to cultural differences to attributions there are age differences in the tendency to make the fundamental attribution error? My son seems less prone to making internal attributions than me, but this may be because he has had to suffer through years of my schooling and discussing these ideas with him. Would there be a way to explore the idea empirically?



Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Choose HelpHub


Quality Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.


Qualified Writers

We have hired a team of professional writers experienced in academic and business writing. Most of them are native speakers and PhD holders able to take care of any assignment you need help with.


Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account.


On Time Delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. We will always strive to deliver on time.


Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text.


24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Help Hub

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Help Hub

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Help Hub

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

HelpHub Writing Services

No need to work on essay at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of essay writing services.

HelpHub HelpHub


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.

HelpHub HelpHub


Admission Essays

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.

HelpHub HelpHub


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.

HelpHub HelpHub


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied.