The Bias Blind Spot: Perceptions of Bias in Self Versus Others

  title={The Bias Blind Spot: Perceptions of Bias in Self Versus Others},
  author={E. Pronin and D. Y. Lin and L. Ross},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={369 - 381}
  • E. Pronin, D. Y. Lin, L. Ross
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • 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 people rate themselves as less subject to various biases than the “average American,” classmates in a seminar, and fellow airport travelers. Data from the third survey further suggest that such claims arise from the interplay among availability biases and self-enhancement motives. Participants in one… CONTINUE READING
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