“Attribution and Stereotypes”

 Respond to the following discussion topics:

1- According to the textbook, fundamental attribution error occurs when we focus less on the situation we are in and more on personal characteristics to describe behavior. Provide two (2) examples of the primary manner in which situational and dispositional attributions differ. Explain at least two (2) reasons why these errors in judgment may cause problems in evaluating behavior. 

 

2- Explain the formation of stereotypes. Next, identify two (2) approaches that you believe would be the most effective way for society to reduce stereotypes. Provide a rationale for your responses.