FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR: "The fundamental attribution error is more common in some societies."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fundamental-attribution-error/ (accessed April 23, 2018).
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