Serving Bias

Some articles on bias, serving bias, serving:

The Myth Of The Rational Voter - Survey of Americans and Economists On The Economy
... chasm between economists and the general public might arguably be due to bias on the expert’s part ... Self-serving bias (economists are rich and so they believe whatever benefits them) and ideological bias (economists are a bunch of right-wing ... Caplan writes "Both the self-serving bias and the ideological bias are, in principle, empirically testable ...
Self-serving Bias
... A self-serving bias, sometimes called a self-serving attributional bias, refers to individuals attributing their successes to internal or personal factors but attributing their ... This bias is a mechanism for individuals to protect or enhance their own self-esteem ... the professor’s poor teaching ability and unfair test questions is exhibiting the self-serving bias ...
Attribution (psychology) - Bias and Errors in Attributions - Self-serving Bias
... Self serving bias is attributing dispositional and internal factors for success and external, uncontrollable factors for failure ... Originally, researchers assumed that self-serving bias is strongly related to the fact that people want to protect their self-esteem ... An alternative version of the theory of the self-serving bias states that the bias does not arise because people wish to protect their private self-esteem, but to protect their self-image (a self-presentational ...

Famous quotes containing the words bias and/or serving:

    The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation, and the credit of truth and honesty is as safe; nor have I any fear that a skeptical bias can be given by leaning hard on the sides of fate, of practical power, or of trade, which the doctrine of Faith cannot down-weigh.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The man, or the boy, in his development is psychologically deterred from incorporating serving characteristics by an easily observable fact: there are already people around who are clearly meant to serve and they are girls and women. To perform the activities these people are doing is to risk being, and being thought of, and thinking of oneself, as a woman. This has been made a terrifying prospect and has been made to constitute a major threat to masculine identity.
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century)