A Computerized Demonstration of the False Consensus Effect

  title={A Computerized Demonstration of the False Consensus Effect},
  author={Russell W. Clement and Rashmi R. Sinha and Joachim I. Krueger},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={131 - 135}
Students in an advanced undergraduate laboratory course on social cognition replicated an experiment on the false consensus effect (Krueger & Clement, 1994). Interacting with a computer program, students viewed 40 statements. For each statement, they indicated whether they personally endorsed it, estimated the proportion of the population that would endorse it, and rated its social desirability. Half the students received feedback on the actual consensus in the population after making each… Expand
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