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Fundamental Attribution Error

Fundamental Attribution Error

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Author: Parker Bourassa
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    Gerald Cabacungan over 3 years ago

    Some may say that the Fundamental Attribution Error gives people an excuse not to take responsibility for their actions. If it is an "error" to attribute a person's actions to that person's innate characteristics, then everything that happens to them is a result of consequence, chance, luck or, fate. Therefore, that individual is powerless to prevent, create, or modify their destiny. and thus not responsible for his/her actions. What are your thoughts on this argument?

      Parker Bourassa answered over 3 years ago

      Taken to that extreme, it sounds like the idea of "determinism."
      But yes, I see how it could be extended to that.

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