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Fundamental Attribution Error

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Doug is late for his psychology class.

The tendency to make the fundamental attribution error may lead Doug's teacher to conclude

A

"Doug is irresponsible and has no concept of time management."

B

"One of Doug's teacher's must have kept him in their class after the bell."

C

"Doug must be having a bad day; perhaps he fell down the stairs and hurt himself on the way to class."

D

"The hallways must have been especially crowded.​"

E

"Doug must have lost track of time because he is worried about a test in another subject."