WHY AM I LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD HELP
I am….A loyal woman!
#Truth #Loyalty #Respect #Honesty #Compassion #Love #Word
A little essay I wrote for my Psych class last quarter, about change blindness, peoples tendency to see other people (and themselves) in groups, a brief analysis of how I perceive these things with my friends, and a slightly political observation of the attribution error. I found the subjects to…
fundamental attribution error: tendency to over-emphasise dispositional factors and underestimate situational factors when making attributions about the cause of another person’s behaviour
- dispositional factors include personality traits, like motivation or willingness to work
|—||Bruce Hood, The Self Illusion (via joeltheintrepid)|
In social psychology, the fundamental attribution error describes the tendency to over-value dispositional or personality-based explanations for the observed behaviors of others while under-valuing situational explanations for those behaviors.
Basically, we tend to blame a person’s character for their behavior instead of the circumstance. Realizing this and adjusting judgements does a whole lot towards saving the world.
In fact, many tips are based off of this notion.