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Zum Stand der Diskussion um den "self-serving bias" in der Attributionsforschung

  • The 'fact or fiction1 controversy about self-serving attributional biases is discussed under two aspects: a) The lack of a clear conceptual definition of "bias" referring to cognitive models of causal attribution which specify unbiased, rational modes of causal inference; b) The empirical evidence with regard to the decision whether attributional distortions are due to self-protective and self-enhancing motives rather than errors and biases in information processing. It is concluded that progress in self-serving bias research is conditional upon a theoretical clarification and operational definition of self-serving biases explicitly derived from a rational standard of causal inference and based on a motivational analysis of the functions of causal attributions.

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Author:Barbara KrahéORCiDGND
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 183)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1983
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/07/21
Source:Bericht über den 33. Kongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie in Mainz 1982 / Im Auftr. der Dt. Gesell. für Psychologie hrsg. von Gerd Lüer. - Göttingen [u.a.] : Hogrefe, 1983. - (Bericht über den ... Kongress der Dt. Gesell. für Psychologie ; 33.1982,2 ), S. 657-660
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht