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Cognitive Biases -> Attribution Bias Quiz

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Question 1

Part 1: You are walking along and you momentarily trip and knock into someone. What is the likely cause?

a. Something was on the ground.
b. There was some unevenness on the ground that was just enough to upset your balance.
c. Your mind was elsewhere.
d. It’s the result of your general clumsiness.
[Put a. to d. in an order as to what might most typically have been a cause.]



Part 2: You are walking along and someone knocks into you. What is the likely cause?

a. There was something on the ground.
b. There was some unevenness on the ground which caused them to lose their balance.
c. Their mind was elsewhere.
d. It’s the result of their general clumsiness.
[Put a. to d. in an order as to what might most typically have been a cause.]





Self Assessment:



Question 2

Part 1: Think about any mistakes you might have made or been accused of making over the past year or so. Assign a general probability to each of the following, adding up to a total of 100%.

a. I don’t make mistakes. Whilst it may have appeared to others to be a mistake in fact things turned out as I intended.
b. I made a balanced judgement based upon the best information at the time, which turned out to be wrong.
c. I was distracted by other things and didn’t pay enough attention.
d. It would have been ok, but other people made it worst or prevented things turning out the way I intended.
e. I am prone to making mistakes.
f. Some other option.
[Assign probabilities to each of a. to f., such that the total of the probabilities is 100%. This is not intended to be precise, and try to avoid use of f.]



Part 2: Think about mistakes others in general might have made over the past year or so. Again assign a general probability to each of the following, adding up to a total of 100%.

a. They probably weren’t mistakes. It was the way they probably wanted things to turn out.
b. They made a balanced judgement based upon the best information at the time, which turned out to wrong.
c. They were distracted by other things and didn’t pay enough attention.
d. It would have been ok, but other people made it worst or prevented things turning out the way they intended.
e. They are prone to making mistakes.
f. Some other option.
[Assign probabilities to each of a. to f., such that the total of the probabilities is 100%. This is not intended to be precise, and try to avoid use of f.]





Self Assessment:



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