Facial Expressions of Emotion When Committing the Fundamental Attribution Error
Emotional Ups and Downs - Board: EM-049
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7
The fundamental attribution error (FAE) occurs when someone ignores contextual factors when interpreting an event. This investigation asked: What expressions of emotion occur when committing the FAE? Using the quizmaster’s paradigm, emotion was elicited in female participants. Findings depict the emotional experience when someone does not account for contextual information.