We’re talking about the Fundamental Attribution Error this week, and so when the following link popped up on my Facebook feed, it seemed a nice fit for the class blog. I’ve stolen the title of this post from here, an interesting read on why it is that pedestrians and drivers seem to get so disproportionately angry at cyclists. The FAE comes into play, as does our resistance to change and a variety of other interesting psychological tendencies.
Give it a read and see what you think. Have you ever experienced this, either as a biker or toward those who bike? Can you think of other, similar examples? Do you agree with the author that FAE comes into play here?