What Do You Know About Fundamental Attribution Error?

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What Do You Know About Fundamental Attribution Error?

What Do You Know About Fundamental Attribution Error? One person can be viewed as having different characteristics, but people tend to judge them based on how they behave other than what makes them behave in that particular way. Take up this quiz and see how much you understand this theory as an aspiring psychiatrist and its setbacks. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the basic concept/idea behind Fundamental Attribution Error?
    • A. 

      People tend to over estimate/attribute too much to dispositional factors and underestimate situational factors

    • B. 

      People tend to over estimate situational factors and underestimate dispostional factors

    • C. 

      People tend to attribute their actions to factors, unmeasurable

    • D. 

      There is no theory

  • 2. 
    Why would the Magician be able choose the right card every single time?
    • A. 

      Magic duh!- why else?! harry potter is based on something

    • B. 

      Illusion?- it was by chance, the people were imagining things and he got lucky

    • C. 

      Situational?- because of the context, his job as a magician at that wedding is to entertain. his presence would be pointless

    • D. 

      I don't know?

  • 3. 
    Which factor did Bowlby not consider? And what were the examples?
    • A. 

      Situational; they didn't know the environment and the people

    • B. 

      Dispositional; the children had emotional attachments to the parents

    • C. 

      Situational; they were scared of hospitals

    • D. 

      Situational; they were scared of doctors from the beginning because of previous experience

  • 4. 
    Why did people wrongly rate the game show host as the most intelligent person?
    • A. 

      Because he/she knew all the answers and looked the smartest

    • B. 

      Because he/she wrote the questions and they failed to consider how the game was made

    • C. 

      Because they were told so

    • D. 

      Because they assumed so

  • 5. 
    The theory of how we explain others' behavior is known as
    • A. 

      Impression theory

    • B. 

       inferential analysis theory

    • C. 

      Cognitive dissonance theory

    • D. 

      Attribution theory