Egocentric Biases in Availability and Attribution

  title={Egocentric Biases in Availability and Attribution},
  author={Michael W. Ross and Fiore Sicoly},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • M. RossFiore Sicoly
  • Published 1 March 1979
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Five experiments were conducted to assess biases in availability of information in memory and attributions of responsibilit y for the actions and decisions that occurred during a previous group interaction. The subject populations sampled included naturally occurring discussion groups, married couples, basketball teams, and groups assembled in the laboratory. The data provided consistent evidence for egocentric biases in availability and attribution: One's own contributions to a joint product… 

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