Estimated Lesson Time: 2 minutes
The psychological tendency to see oneself as consistent which affects our actions.
Example: If you see yourself as the type of person who gives to charity, and someone asks you for money for their charity, even if you don’t exactly support the idea of their cause, you are likely to give to them to remain consistent with your self-image.
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Some discussion questions:
- Do you think you experience this bias? How problematic is it for you? Provide an example.
- Have you witnessed this bias in someone else? What happened?
- What specifically might you do to compensate for this bias?