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Courtesy Bias

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The tendency to tell people what we think they want to hear.

Example: “That tattoo of your mother on your arm really suits you!”


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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?
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    Cognitive Bias-a-Day
    Bo Bennett, PhD

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    Academics : Social Science
    Offered by VirversitY
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