Hostile Attribution Bias

Hostile Attribution Bias
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_bias
an interpretive bias wherein individuals exhibit a tendency to interpret others’ ambiguous behaviors as hostile, rather than benign. For example, if a child witnesses two other children whispering and assumes they are talking about him/her, that child makes an attribution of hostile intent, even though the other children’s behavior was potentially benign.

see also:
Psychology of Popularity
by Dr. Mitch Prinstein
https://www.coursera.org/course/popularity

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