Psychology Studies : Fundamental Attribution Error, Cognitive Dissonance, And Diffusion Of Responsibility

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I can definitely appreciate the Psychology studies so far from just reading and taking the time to understand the many Disorders that have been discussed in out textbook. In my simple mind I have begun to think that if there is any sickness, disorder or behavior in human beings it can be explained in terms of Psychology. That makes me believe that the study is not easy at all. It is as difficult as medical studies in trying to be a physician or a doctor. It requires an observant mind and much reading. Also a psychologist needs a lot of patience as samples of all types of disorders can be found around us everyday and these are our patients to observe and learn. In this written assignment we were asked to define the following terms: fundamental attribution error, cognitive dissonance, and diffusion of responsibility. By definition of the term 'fundamental attribution error ' also known as 'correspondence bias ' means we have a tendency to judge others on personal factors and overlook the actual situation that exists for this behavior. For example in a restaurant we see a customer give a huge tip to the waitress. We immediately think what a generous person this customer is. He/she very well might be generous but could it be that this customer really enjoyed the meal or the service of the waitress or overall the ambiance of the restaurant? So our immediate judgment was based on personal factor instead of knowing the actual situation that caused the customer to behave towards

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