Bias in Bias Recognition


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Qi Wang, Hee J. Jeon. “Bias in Bias Recognition: People View Others but Not Themselves as Biased by Preexisting Beliefs and Social Stigmas.” PsyArXiv, 2020-02-27. Available in pdf format.

This is a nice supplement to the concept of confirmation bias, the tendency to highlight facts that support your current belief and to disregard facts that contradict your current belief. This study shows a similar tendency, the tendency to view others are more prone to biased thinking and yourself as less prone to biased thinking.