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probability

 a numerical measureof the chance that something will happen, expressed as a number between 1 (certainty) and 0(impossibility). A probability of 0.05 is typically used in psychological investigationsto represent the probability of an effect found occurring if the nullhypothesis is true, ie. The results are purely due to chance factors.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.