The “ False Consensus Effect ” : An Egocentric Bias in Social Perception and Attribution Processes

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  title={The “ False Consensus Effect ” : An Egocentric Bias in Social Perception and Attribution Processes},
  author={Lee Ross and D{\'a}vid and Greene and PAMELA and House},
  year={2003}
}
Evidence from four studies demonstrates that social observers tend to perceive a “false consensus” with respect to the relative commonness oftheir own responses. A related bias was shown to exist in the observers’ social inferences. Thus, raters estimated particular responses to be relatively common and relatively unrevealing concerning the actors’ distinguishing personal dispositions when the responses in question were similar to the raters’ own responses; responses differing from those of the… CONTINUE READING
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