What is False Consensus Effect? The False Consensus Effect, also termed as False Consensus Bias, is about how we can tend to inaccurately perceive the degree to which our beliefs, opinions, preferences, values and habits are normal and shared by others. It is a social bias that can lead us to believe in the existence[…]
In this series of posts I will provide an overview of the following cognitive biases; False Consensus Effect (Social), Déformation Professionelle (Decision Making) and Positive Outcome (Probability/Belief). In each instance I will provide a short overview of the history of the bias, highlighting any researcher’s involved while also providing an analysis of the potential Pro’s and Con’s associated with each bias.