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The Bias Blind Spot: Perceptions of Bias in Self Versus Others
Three studies suggest that individuals see the existence and operation of cognitive and motivational biases much more in others than in themselves. Study 1 provides evidence from three surveys that…
Perception and misperception of bias in human judgment
- E. Pronin
- PsychologyTrends in Cognitive Sciences
- 31 January 2007
Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others.
Evidence of this asymmetry between self-perception and social perception and its underlying causes is reviewed and its relation to other psychological phenomena and to interpersonal and intergroup conflict is discussed.
Temporal differences in trait self-ascription: when the self is seen as an other.
Seven studies exploring people's tendency to make observer-like attributions about their past and future selves are presented, showing an inverse relationship for past and present selves between observer- like visual focus and salience of internal information.
How We See Ourselves and How We See Others
- E. Pronin
- 30 May 2008
The psychological basis of how people see themselves and their own behavior differs from how they judge others and those others' behavior often produces disagreement and conflict.
Identity bifurcation in response to stereotype threat: Women and mathematics
Doing Unto Future Selves As You Would Do Unto Others: Psychological Distance and Decision Making
- E. Pronin, Christopher Y. Olivola, Kathleen A. Kennedy
- PsychologyPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
- 1 February 2008
Four experiments showed that the decisions people make for future selves and other people are similar to each other and different from their decisions for present selves, which seemed to be at least partially rooted in the tendency for decisions regarding the ongoing, present self to be uniquely influenced by internal subjective experience.
Valuing thoughts, ignoring behavior: The introspection illusion as a source of the bias blind spot
When Disagreement Gets Ugly: Perceptions of Bias and the Escalation of Conflict
Evidence is provided for a “bias-perception conflict spiral,” whereby people who disagree perceive each other as biased, and those perceptions in turn lead them to take conflict-escalating actions against each other (which in turn engender further perceptions of bias, continuing the spiral).
You don't know me, but I know you: the illusion of asymmetric insight.
- E. Pronin, J. Kruger, K. Savitsky, L. Ross
- PsychologyJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
- 1 October 2001
People, it is hypothesized, show an asymmetry in assessing their own interpersonal and intrapersonal knowledge relative to that of their peers, and several of the studies explored sources of this perceived asymmetry.