Peering Into the Bias Blind Spot: People’s Assessments of Bias in Themselves and Others

  title={Peering Into the Bias Blind Spot: People’s Assessments of Bias in Themselves and Others},
  author={Joyce Ehrlinger and Thomas Gilovich and Lee D. Ross},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={680 - 692}
People tend to believe that their own judgments are less prone to bias than those of others, in part because they tend to rely on introspection for evidence of bias in themselves but on their lay theories in assessing bias in others. Two empirical consequences of this asymmetry are explored. Studies 1 and 2 document that people are more inclined to think they are guilty of bias in the abstract than in any specific instance. Studies 3 and 4 demonstrate that people tend to believe that their own… 

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