ATTRIBUTION ERROR

refers to a bias in ascribing motives to behaviors or causes to outcomes. See also fundamental attribution error- group attribution error- group-serving bias- self-serving bias.

ATTRIBUTION ERROR: "A person makes an attribution error when he or she assumes that the person deliberately hit his or her car."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATTRIBUTION ERROR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/attribution-error/ (accessed November 16, 2019).
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