The Perceiver as Perceived: Everyday Intuitions About the Correspondence Bias

@article{Boven1999ThePA,
  title={The Perceiver as Perceived: Everyday Intuitions About the Correspondence Bias},
  author={L. Boven and Akiko Kamada and T. Gilovich},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={77},
  pages={1188-1199}
}
The research examined people's intuitions about the correspondence bias, or the tendency to favor dispositional rather than situational explanations of behavior. In 3 studies, constrained actors overestimated the magnitude of observers' correspondent inferences. Additional studies indicated that this overestimation is due to people's oversimplified theories about the attributional processes of others. In one, Japanese participants, whose culture places greater emphasis on situational… Expand
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