The Common Sense Way Habits App: Quiz 2

Cognitive Biases – Choose a Definition

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Question 1

Attribution Bias.

a. Judging the behaviour of others differently to how we judge our own.
b. Our tendency to be overconfident in our judgments.
c. When we see what we expect to see even when it is not there





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Question 2

Just World Bias

a. Our tendency to see harmful actions as being worse than equally harmful inactions.
b. Chance events even themselves out.
c. Victims, have, in some way, only themselves to blame.





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Question 3

Confirmation Bias

a. The tendency to see two items as more dissimilar when evaluating them together than when evaluating them separately.
b. The ignoring or undervaluing of evidence that is contrary to what we already believe.
c. Our tendency to place more value on something we own than on something we don’t own.





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Question 4

The Barnum Effect Bias

a. A readiness to accept statements supposedly tailored to us as highly accurate even when they are statements are vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.
b. A bias towards wanting to complete unfinished tasks.
c. A parent’s claim they are right because they are the parent and the other is the child.





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Question 5

The Zeigarnik Effect

a. A readiness to accept statements supposedly tailored to us as highly accurate even when they are statements are vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.
b. A bias towards wanting to complete unfinished tasks.
c. A parent’s claim they are right because they are the parent and the other is the child.





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Question 6

Hindsight Bias

a. When something turns out well, we praise ourselves even though the outcome may have been almost entirely due to luck.
b. Given any event, after it has occurred most people seemed to have ‘known it all along,’ even though few of them seem to have been so definitive prior to the event occurring.
c. Our tendency to see patterns even where they don’t exist.





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