Bias in Bias Recognition - Research Materials
Aug 13, 2020

Bias in Bias Recognition - Research Materials V.5

  • Qi Wang1,
  • Hee Jin Jeon1
  • 1Cornell University
Abstract
Biases perpetuate when people think that they are innocent whereas others are guilty of biases. We examined whether people would detect biased thinking and behavior in others but not themselves as influenced by preexisting beliefs (myside bias) and social stigmas (social biases). The results of three large studies showed that, across demographic groups, participants attributed more biases to others than to themselves, and that this self-other asymmetry was particularly salient among those who hold strong beliefs about the existence of biases (Study 1 and Study 2). The self-other asymmetry in bias recognition dissipated when participants made simultaneous predictions about others’ and their own thoughts and behaviors (Study 3). People thus exhibit bias in bias recognition, and this metacognitive bias may be remedied when it is highlighted to people that we are all susceptible to biasing influences.
This protocol accompanies the following publication
Wang, Q., & Jeon, H. J. (2020, February 27). Bias in Bias Recognition: People View Others but not Themselves as Biased by Preexisting Beliefs and Social Stigmas. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/d38rt. (Revise and resubmission at PlosOne)
PROTOCOL citation
Qi Wang, Hee Jin Jeon 2020. Bias in Bias Recognition - Research Materials. protocols.iohttps://dx.doi.org/10.17504/protocols.io.bjiikkce
MANUSCRIPT CITATIONplease remember to cite the following publication along with this protocol
Wang, Q., & Jeon, H. J. (2020, February 27). Bias in Bias Recognition: People View Others but not Themselves as Biased by Preexisting Beliefs and Social Stigmas. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/d38rt. (Revise and resubmission at PlosOne)
Keywords
Bias recognition; Self-other asymmetry; Myside bias; Social biases; Bias reduction; Metacognitive bias
License
This is an open access protocol distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Created
Aug 10, 2020
Last Modified
Aug 13, 2020
PROTOCOL integer ID
40234

Bias in bias recognition

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