BIAS OF THE WEEK

Cryptomnesia

After taking turns to generate examples from a random category, participants were later asked to suggest new, previously unmentioned examples

They inadvertantly plagiarised others participants suggestions around 3-9% of the time. 

We sometimes suggest others’ ideas as our own, genuinely forgetting that they are not original

See the full study here :

Brown, A. S., & Murphy, D. R. (1989). Cryptomnesia: Delineating inadvertent plagiarism. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition15(3), 432, https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.15.3.432

Want to know more about biases?

Zeigarnik Effect

Rhyme-as-Reason Effect

Social Norms

Zero-Sum Bias