Self-serving biases in the attribution of causality: Fact or fiction?

  title={Self-serving biases in the attribution of causality: Fact or fiction?},
  author={Dale T. Miller and Michael Ross},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
A review of the evidence for and against the proposition that self-serving biases affect attributions of causality indicated that there is little empirical support for the proposition in its most general form. The literature provides some support for the contention that individuals engage in self-enhancin g attributions under conditions of success, but only minimal evidence was found to suggest that individuals engage in self-protecti ve attributions under conditions of failure. Moreover, it… 
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