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Cognitive bias: Quiz


Question 1: [2] It was a major factor in the emergence of ________, earning Kahneman a Nobel Prize in 2002.
Behavioral economicsLaw and economicsExperimental economicsHeterodox economics

Question 2: These experiments grew into the heuristics and biases research program which spread beyond academic psychology into other disciplines including medicine and ________.
Social sciencesPolitical sciencePolitical philosophyPhilosophy

Question 3: Illusion of asymmetric insight, Self-serving bias, ________).
Psychological projectionScapegoatingPsychological manipulationPassive–aggressive behavior

Question 4: Some biases reflect a subject's motivation,[4] for example the desire for a positive self-image leading to Egocentric bias[5] and the avoidance of unpleasant ________.
PerceptionSocial psychology (psychology)Cognitive dissonanceCognitive psychology

Question 5: Such biases are thought to be a form of "cognitive shortcut", often based upon ________, and include errors in statistical judgment, social attribution, and memory.
Dutch languageInchRule of thumbFrench language

Question 6: They and their colleagues demonstrated several replicable ways in which human judgments and decisions differ from ________.
EconomicsNeoclassical economicsRational choice theoryBehavioral economics

Question 7: The notion of cognitive biases was introduced by Amos Tversky and ________ in 1972[1] and grew out of their experience of people's innumeracy, or inability to reason intuitively with the greater orders of magnitude.
Daniel KahnemanLeonid HurwiczPaul KrugmanMichael Spence

Question 8: ________ is the tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions; this is related to the concept of cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive biasInformation bias (epidemiology)Selection biasConfirmation bias

Question 9: It is a phenomenon studied in ________ and social psychology.
Cognitive scienceCognitionArtificial intelligenceCognitive psychology

Question 10: ________ is the tendency for people to over-emphasize personality-based explanations for behaviors observed in others while under-emphasizing the role and power of situational influences on the same behavior.
Fundamental attribution errorAttribution theoryAttributional biasFalse consensus effect

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