Psychology Illusory Superiority and the Above Average Effect Statististics

Psychology Illusory Superiority and the Above Average Effect Statististics
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Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. Through this lab we will attempt to identify “illusory superiority” in our friends and acquaintances.

In this lab the students survey 30 people, ask them if they think they are above or below average in intelligence. The students record and graph their results.

This effect is ALWAYS shown in the population of people we test,...most people think they are above average...of course this is statistically impossible. Yes, I am forcing the issue by making the subjects choose either "above" or "below,"...they do not have the choice to choose "average."

My students get a kick out of this lab,...they get very surprised when someone will claim that they are below average.

I use this with module 35 in the Myers Textbook.

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