We all have biases and prejudices that we believe cause us to behave in a certain way. We all have biases and prejudices that cause us to behave in a certain way.
One of the most common biases we all have is the “fundamental attribution error.” This is the idea that we can’t possibly know that our beliefs are false (especially when they conflict with our experience). For example, if you believe your neighbor keeps a large number of cats in the yard and you’ve never seen one, but it really isn’t a cat. This is called the “fundamental attribution error.
Another common bias is the “self-serving bias”. This is the idea that we all have a vested interest in our beliefs and that people who disagree with us are “self-serving” (that is, they are doing it for their own gain or benefit).
Again, these biases are present in most of life. Most people are biased toward their own beliefs, experiences, and opinions. It is not because of a lack of knowledge of the world or a lack of interest.
A lot of these biases are completely unfounded. Most of the time people are just wrong about what they think they know. People who have an interest in something (whether it be a religion or sport) are the ones who are biased. Most people are self-serving about their beliefs and experiences. They are people just as likely to be biased as anyone else.
There are some people out there who may be right. But most of us don’t know much about the world or the reasons for it. A lot of the world’s people are too afraid to admit they know anything about the world. Some people may even be wrong. Some people are so ignorant they may be right.
That is essentially what is being tested in my dissertation. I am trying to determine how the people who are wrong are the ones who are wrong. And if you ask me, the ones who are wrong are those who are wrong.
It’s a good thing your friend the author (and creator) of the game, J.D. Tiller, has a lot of his own work on it.
I was just about to ask about the research on the attribution error. And I might add, the only thing the results prove is that we tend to be wrong more often than our friends, and that we seem to know more than the people we just studied. It’s just that we’re not so good at pointing that out.
Yes, the research shows that people are more likely to attribute events in the past to another person than they are to attribute events in the present to other people. This is called the “fundamental attribution error,” and it’s a problem that can happen to any situation in which two people act on a belief, and instead of taking it seriously they attribute it to someone else.