ERIC Number: EJ259094
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Toward an Understanding of the Fundamental Attribution Error: Essay Diagnosticity in the Attitude Attribution Paradigm.
Miller, Arthur G.; Rorer, Leonard G.
Journal of Research in Personality, v16 n1 p41-59 Mar 1982
Examined observer error in attitude attribution. Subjects appeared to have invested essays, written under assignment, with diagnostic value on the presumption of a correlation between the strength of the essay and the writer's attitude. Suggests that attribution error is based on the inclination to adopt a diagnostic judgmental set. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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