“In social psychology, fundamental attribution error (FAE), also known as correspondence bias or attribution effect, is the concept that, in contrast to interpretations of their own behavior, people tend to (unduly) emphasize the agent’s internal characteristics (character or intention), rather than external factors, in explaining other people’s behavior. This effect has been described as “the tendency to believe that what people do reflects who they are”.
Which is why such things aren’t significantly heritable – except that they are. Reminds me of when my sophomore geometry teacher told me, at the beginning of the class: “You’ll do well.” I asked how he could tell? He said ” I taught your mother.” He knew more than Lee Ross.
If we constructed the right PRS [an index of wishful thinking?] , social psychologists would, on average, have unusual scores. In a better world, we would never employ that kind of person as a social psychologist.