Actor-Observer Bias: Examples & Summary


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What is the process that individuals use to explain the causes of events and behaviors?

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1. When judging our own behavior we tend to contribute the outcomes to these factors.

2. When judging other people's behavior we tend to contribute the outcome to these factors.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may not realize it, but you observe and participate in actor-observer bias every day. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of this bias. The questions will quiz you on factors that individuals say contribute to outcomes when judging others and judging themselves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The process we use to explain causes of events and behaviors
  • The field of study in psychology which actor-observer is a part of
  • The concept that this bias allows us to better understand

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on actor-observer bias
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between contributing factors when we judge others versus when we judge ourselves
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about judging our own behavior

Additional Learning

Learn more about actor-observer bias by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Actor-Observer Bias: Examples & Lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define actor-observer bias
  • Examine examples of actor-observer bias
  • Identify when the bias was first documented