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    Explain why individualistic and collectivistic cultures differ in their tendency to make the fundamental attribution error. Make sure to identify differences between individualistic and collectivistic cultures as well as describe the fundamental attribution error.

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    Fundamental Attribution Error

    i) Definition: When an incident occurs (whether negative or positive), people will likely attribute personal traits or characters to the incident rather than view it in a situational occurrence.

    ii) Example: Winter time: You are sitting drinking his coffee in a cafe. A couple comes into the cafe and they place their order. They pick up their order and had some words. Then, the woman starts crying- tears down her cheek. The man embraces her and gives her a kiss on the cheek. They walk out the cafe. As a bystander, you would observe this as the woman ...

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