Behavioral consequences of attributional bias.

  title={Behavioral consequences of attributional bias.},
  author={George A. Quattrone},
Two experiments were conducted to examine the behavioral consequences of the “fundamental attribution error.” In the first experiment, subjects viewed a general-knowledge quiz, shown by Ross, Amabile, and Stemmetz (1977) to produce biased attributions of expertise: Questioners are perceived as more knowledgeable than contestants. Subjects were assigned to a partner, either the questioner or the contestant in the quiz. As predicted, (1) subjects tended to conform more to questioners than to… CONTINUE READING