The psychology of social chess and the evolution of attribution mechanisms: explaining the fundamental attribution error.

@article{Andrews2001ThePO,
  title={The psychology of social chess and the evolution of attribution mechanisms: explaining the fundamental attribution error.},
  author={P. Andrews},
  journal={Evolution and human behavior : official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          11-29
        }
}
  • P. Andrews
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Evolution and human behavior : official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Theory of mind is the field devoted to understanding how organisms discern the mental states of others. Because mental states are not directly observable, they can only be inferred from observable features of the actor (such as behavior) and the situational context that the actor is in. Social psychologists, who study theory of mind processes under the rubric of attribution research, have shown that people often make a logical error of inference: The "fundamental attribution error" (FAE) is the… Expand
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