The Fundamental Attribution Error in Attributing Fictional Figures' Characteristics to the Actors

  title={The Fundamental Attribution Error in Attributing Fictional Figures' Characteristics to the Actors},
  author={Nurit Tal-Or and Yael Papirman},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  pages={331 - 345}
Two studies attempted to document the occurrence of the psychological phenomenon known as the fundamental attribution error (FAE) in the audiovisual medium. The FAE refers to the human tendency to attribute people's behavior to internal traits more than to external factors. In Study 1, we demonstrated that in the audiovisual medium, viewers tend to attribute an actor's behavior in television dramas to the actor's personality, ignoring the existence of a script dictating the actor's behavior… 
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