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Actor Observer Bias - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJanuary 7, 2009

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Definition: The actor-observer bias is a term in social psychology that refers to a tendency to attribute one's own action to external causes, while attributing other people's behaviors to internal causes. The actor-observer bias tends to be more pronounced in situations where the outcomes are negative. Essentially, people tend to make different attributions depending upon whether they are the actor in a situation or the observer. Read more about the actor-observer bias.

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