EPPP Psychology

Category - Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior

Attribution theory focuses on the explanations individuals generate to explain specific events or outcomes. There are common biases that accompany attributions. Which bias involves attributions only about one’s own behavior?
  1. Fundamental attribution bias
  2. Personal bias
  3. Actor-observer bias
  4. Hedonic bias
Answer: D - The hedonic bias, also known as the self-serving bias, involves an individual attributing personal success to internal factors and personal failures to external factors. This bias is sometimes explained by a desire to maintain a good image and self-esteem.
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