The Pros And Cons Of Self-Serving Bias

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The psychological phenomena discussed in this essay is self-serving bias. This is essentially when one credits “positive outcomes to [themselves] and negative outcomes to something else,” (Myers, 2016). Self-serving bias does not have an exact, known cause. It might occur when we are put in a setting where we compare ourselves to others. In these situations, we notice everything the other person says and does. Often, when they do something ‘bad’ or ‘unsuccessful’ one will remember it more lucidly and compare it to their own ‘good’ or ‘successful’ actions in a similar circumstance. Like everything, there are advantages and disadvantages to this phenomenon. The benefits of the self-serving bias include guarding against depression, upholding a confident self-image, and appreciating the remarkable moments and accomplishments in life. However, this spectacle is known as…show more content…
The Tudors is a historical fiction show about the rule of Henry the 8th and his six wives. Whenever Henry decided that he did not love his current wife and no longer wanted to be married to her, he would blame others for their failing marriage and unhappiness. For instance, Henry was madly in love with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, when she miscarried their son and the child turned out to be deformed, he decided to blame her for their deteriorating marriage, and their malformed, miscarried son. He even put some of the blame on God by claiming God was punishing him for getting a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Henry actually had a lot of fault for the crumbling marriage. He pushed Anne Boleyn away, began acting cruel towards her, and started an affair with Jane Seymour. Anne went into such despair over the affair that she miscarried her child. And when it comes to their child`s deformity, you can`t blame anyone for that. It was purely a genetic thing so that was entirely beyond their

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