DEFENSIVE ATTRIBUTION

The error or bias in attributing a cause to an event.

DEFENSIVE ATTRIBUTION: "Defensive attribution lessens a person's perception of being a victim of chance."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEFENSIVE ATTRIBUTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defensive-attribution/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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