[SEQ RERUN] Correspondence Biaspost by Tyrrell_McAllister · 2011-06-15T21:26:10.537Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · None comments
Correspondence Bias is a tendency to attribute to a person a disposition to behave in a particular way, based on observing an episode in which that person behaves in that way. The data set that gets considered consists only of the observed episode, while the target model is of the person's behavior in general, in many possible episodes, in many different possible contexts that may influence the person's behavior.
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