BIAS OF THE WEEK

False Consensus Effect

Participants shared their opinions on certain topics & thoughts on the others’ opinions

They not only believed their opinions to be widepread, but made neative assumptions about those that disagreed

We assume that what we believe and feel are the same as what everyone else believes and feels 

See the full study here :

Ross, L., Greene, D., & House, P. (1977). The “false consensus effect”: An egocentric bias in social perception and attribution processes. Journal of experimental social psychology13(3), 279-301, https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-1031(77)90049-X

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Authority Bias

Choice Overload

Goal Gradient Effect

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