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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
fundamental attribution error
: The assumption that another person's behavior, especially clumsy, inappropriate, or otherwise undesirable behavior, is the result of a flaw in the
, rather than in the situation; the tendency to emphasize internal causes and ignore external pressures. The FAE is more common in
The belief that an unwanted behavior is caused by a flaw in a one's
instead of by the circumstances of the situation that one was in.
Judging someone without first taking into account the legitimate, situational explanations for another's actions.
Assuming the person is at fault and not giving blame to the situation the person was in.
Examples of Fundamental Attribution Error
If a person speeds by you on the road, you might assume that they are an aggressive, irresponsible driver; however, the driver may have been taking his pregnant wife to the hospital.
One assumes a homeless person is lazy and unintelligent since they beg for money at stoplights, when there could be details specific to this person's situation, such as being a veteran or losing one's family, which have caused the homeless person to beg in the streets.
When your friend trips, you assume it's because they're clumsy; however, someone purposely stuck their foot out to trip your friend, so it wasn't truly your friend's fault.
A girl is seen talking to a boy in the hallway for a considerable amount of time. The group of girls nearby her say that she's a big flirt, when in reality, he was asking her about the math test he missed.
If you find out that someone fails a test, you assume that they are unintelligent; however, they were actually absent the previous class and didn't know there was an exam that day.
If one sees an 11th grade boy fighting with a 9th grade boy in the hallway, one assumes that the 11th grade boy is an aggressive bully; however, in reality, the 11th grade boy was defending himself against the physical attack of the 9th grade boy.
because it addresses the controversy of whether one's personality or one's situational factors affect one's behavior and explains why some people commit the FAE.
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