Turning to crime: Cognition: Social cognition: Scully & Marolla

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Year of study?
1984
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Sample?
Convicted rapists in America, 59% deniers and 41% admitters
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What self-report method was used?
Started with clinical interviews, lying was discovered so began Survey
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What were their two main findings?
Fundamental attribution error (using external attributions) and the actor-observer effect
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What was their main conclusion?
Rapists used justifications and excuses to support their idea of their innocence or to minimalise their guilt
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