3 241 Attribution Biases 250350 Words


1. Write a brief description of three attribution biases and explain one way you engaged in each.

2. Then, select one of the attribution biases and explain what information could have been present to prevent the use of this attribution biases

3. Finally, explain whether or not attribution biases can be positive and why.

Total words: 250-350 words

Be specific and use the current literature to support your response.

Learning Resources

Readings

  • Article: Iatridis, T., & Fousiani, K. (2009). Effects of status and outcome on attributions and just-world beliefs: How the social distribution of success and failure may be rationalized. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(2), 415–420. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database
  • Book Excerpt: Moskowitz, G. B. (2005a). Attribution Click for more options . In Social cognition: Understanding self and others (pp. 233–266). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
    Moskowitz, G.B. (2005). Social Cognition: Understanding Self and Others. New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Book Excerpt: Moskowitz, G. B. (2005b). Correspondence bias and spontaneous trait inferences Click for more options . In Social cognition: Understanding self and others (pp. 267–309). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
    Moskowitz, G.B. (2005). Social Cognition: Understanding Self and Others. New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Book Excerpt: Moskowitz, G. B. (2005d). Shortcomings and biases in person perception Click for more options . In Social cognition: Understanding self and others(pp. 310-352). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
    Moskowitz, G.B. (2005). Social Cognition: Understanding Self and Others. New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Article: Switzer, B., & Boysen, G. A. (2009). The impact of religiosity and attribution theory on attitudes toward addiction and cancer. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 12(3), 241–245. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database

Websites

Optional Resources

  • Article: Gilbert, D. T., & Malone, P. S. (1995). The correspondence bias.Psychological Bulletin, 117(1), 21–38.
  • Article: Weiner, B. (2008). Reflections on the history of attribution theory and research: People, personalities, publications, problems. Social Psychology 39(3), 151–156.

 
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