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Category - Appraisal

If when judging behavior of others we tend to emphasize internal personality factors over external situational causes. But when analyzing our own behavior, we emphasize internal personal attributions for our successes and ten to give external environmental attributions for our failures. This is known as ________________________.
  1. Compensating
  2. Truth
  3. Self-Serving Bias
  4. Being different
Answer - C - The Self-Serving Bias works this way: if we do well on an exam, we tend to think/say “I really studied” or “I’m pretty smart,” but if we fail or do poorly on the exam, we tend to blame the instructor, the textbook, or the ‘tricky’ questions.
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