Developing the Bias Blind Spot: Increasing Skepticism Towards Others

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Title: Developing the Bias Blind Spot: Increasing Skepticism Towards Others
Author(s):
Elashi, Fadwa B.;
Mills, Candice M. (UT Dallas)
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Abstract: Two experiments with eighty-eight 7- to 10-year-olds examined the bias blind spot in children. Both younger and older children rated themselves as less likely than a specific other (Experiment 1) or an average child (Experiment 2) to commit various biases. These self-other differences were also more extreme for biased behaviors than for other behaviors. At times, older children demonstrated stronger self-other differences than younger children, which seemed primarily driven by older children's judgments about bias in others. These findings suggest that, although the bias blind spot exists as soon as children recognize other-committed biases, what changes over development is how skeptical children are towards others.
Publisher: Public Library of Science
ISSN: 1932-6203
Link to Related Resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141809
Persistent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/4833
Bibliographic Citation: Elashi, Fadwa B., and Candice M. Mills. 2015. "Developing the Bias Blind Spot: Increasing Skepticism towards Others." PLOS One 10(11), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141809.
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