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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Wishful thinking is a specific type of self-serving bias.
This explanation is related to the self-serving bias which predicts that individuals are more likely to take credit for an apparent success than they are for an apparent failure.
Second, processes such as illusory superiority and self-serving bias are apparent among people of all walks of life, and it would be useful to know whether referees have a particular need or tendency to rely on these.
This result may support the self-serving bias found to influence the attributions of athletes wishing to either enhance or protect their egos (Gill, 1980; Iso-Ahola, 1977, 1978).
The Op-Ed suggesting that privatization is the "solution" to address the modernization issue is nothing short of convenient, self-serving bias.
As humans, self-serving bias is a part of how we think and how we act.
Their topics include conceiving and applying the self-culture-mind triangle, a cultural approach to self-serving bias and psychological health, identity construction in narratives of migration, intercultural family work: an inclusive paradigm for psychosocial intervention, self-positioning and voices in identity reconstruction of women after suffering gender violence, and the cultural self in mind and action.
There are many different types of cognitive bias but specific examples that may influence decision-making include confirmation bias, where individuals seek out information from sources likely to take the same view that they do, (9) self-serving bias, where they evaluate evidence in ways that are likely to be advantageous to their interests, (10) belief bias, where the strength of the evidence is assessed according to whether one agrees with the resulting conclusion, (11) and framing bias, where the social construction of the issue increases the probability of particular decisions being made (Box).
While this self-serving bias may leave our egos intact, it doesn't let us learn from the experience.
This tendency can be accounted for by the self-serving bias, as individuals give greater weight to their own inputs (e.
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.