Fundamental Attribution Error: Definition & Overview


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What does attribution theory state?

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1. The fundamental attribution error is

2. What is one reason for the tendency to explain our own behavior based on situational influences?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is a mixture of questions. Some questions will ask you to complete the sentence with the correct definition. Some others will ask you to decide if the given statement is true or false.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following definitions:

  • Attribution Theory
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • Situational influences

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you cover the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related fundamental attribution error lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of fundamental attribution error
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about human behavior in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fundamental attribution error and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the quiz and head over to the corresponding lesson Fundamental Attribution Error: Definition & Overview. The lesson helps you understand even more information about fundamental attribution error. The lesson will complete the following objectives:

  • Illustrate attribution theory
  • Clarify different ways we interpret human behavior
  • Describe fundamental attribution error
  • Explore how we attribute situational or dispositional factors to explain behavior