Serving Bias

Some articles on serving bias, serving, bias:

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 failures to ... This bias is a mechanism for individuals to protect or enhance their own self-esteem ... 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 bias) ...
The Myth Of The Rational Voter - Survey of Americans and Economists On The Economy
... that 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 ... Caplan writes "Both the self-serving bias and the ideological bias are, in principle, empirically testable ...

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