self-serving bias


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self-serving bias

the tendency to attribute successes to internal factors such as ability and effort and failures to external factors such as bad luck. See also attributions.
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While this self-serving bias may leave our egos intact, it doesn't let us learn from the experience.
This research suggests that impression management and self-serving bias are more influential to moral decisions than is reasoning.
Taken together, the current study's results suggest a fan's self-serving bias with respect to an entire season of outcomes is not as clear-cut as the previous attribution and team identification research would imply.
Published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, the study is the first to systematically investigate the terms and consequences of loans between peers, such as friends, siblings and coworkers, and shows how self-serving bias behavior affects future relationships.
Another interesting finding is that the Barnum effect is more prevalent in positive statements and evaluations than in negative leading researchers to conclude that the Barnum effect is somewhat cancelled by a self-serving bias (Leung, Su & Morris, 2001; MacDonald & Standing, 2002).
Self-serving bias describes a tendency to view one's own actions or characteristics favorably; for example, taking credit for successes but blaming failures on others or on circumstance.
A related body of research has been conducted on what is termed the self-serving bias (Heider, 1958).
A self-serving bias occurs when people attribute their successes to internal or personal factors but attribute their failures to situational factors beyond their control.
However, as the next Part demonstrates, the current torture standard is also independently invalid because its interpretation is distorted by two systematic psychological biases: the self-serving bias (or motivated reasoning bias) and the hot-cold empathy gap.
This self-serving bias has had a long history in Pakistan nearly since the time of independence.
Individuals suffering from a self-serving bias may interpret the facts of a case in a way which is favorable toward themselves.
model-building was supported by self-serving bias (that was what they