Serving Bias

Some articles on serving bias, bias, serving:

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 ...
Self-serving Bias
... A self-serving bias, sometimes called a self-serving attributional bias, refers to individuals attributing their successes to internal or personal ... This bias is a mechanism for individuals to protect or enhance their own self-esteem ... grade to the professor’s poor teaching ability and unfair test questions is exhibiting the self-serving bias ...
The Myth Of The Rational Voter - Survey of Americans and Economists On The Economy
... the 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 ideologues) are two challenges the author addresses ... Caplan writes "Both the self-serving bias and the ideological bias are, in principle, empirically testable ...

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