For attribution?

November 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

This from wikipedia…

In psychology and cognitive science, the positivity effect is the tendency of people, when evaluating the causes of the behaviors of a person they like or prefer, to attribute the person’s inherent disposition as the cause of their positive behaviors and the situations surrounding them as the cause of their negative behaviors. The positivity effect is the inverse of the negativity effect, which is found when people evaluate the causes of the behaviors of a person they dislike. Both effects are attributional biases.

We cut our friends a lot of slack. We judge our enemies’ same actions far more harshly. So it goes…

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