Perception and misperception of bias in human judgment

  title={Perception and misperception of bias in human judgment},
  author={Emily Pronin},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • E. Pronin
  • Published 31 January 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Human judgment and decision making is distorted by an array of cognitive, perceptual and motivational biases. Recent evidence suggests that people tend to recognize (and even overestimate) the operation of bias in human judgment - except when that bias is their own. Aside from the general motive to self-enhance, two primary sources of this 'bias blind spot' have been identified. One involves people's heavy weighting of introspective evidence when assessing their own bias, despite the tendency… Expand

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