12th Class Psychology Solved Paper - Psychology-2018 Delhi

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    Explain the fundamental attribution error.


    In making attributions, there is an overall tendency of people to give greater weight-age to internal or dispositional factors, than to external or situational factors.
                This is called the fundamental attribution error. Research shows that Indians tend to make more external, (situational) attributions than Americans do.
                People attribute success to internal factors, such as their ability or hard work. They attribute failure to external factors, such as bad luck, the difficulty of the task and so on.

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