SELF-SERVING BIAS

how we interpret an event in a way that gives us credit for success and denies any responsibility for failure. It is just like a kind of self-deception. Compare it with group serving bias.

SELF-SERVING BIAS: "In a self-serving bias failure is accredited to external factors and nothing that we have done."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-SERVING BIAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-serving-bias/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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