Prone to bias: development of a bias taxonomy from an individual differences perspective

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Oreg, Shaul and Bayazıt, Mahmut (2009) Prone to bias: development of a bias taxonomy from an individual differences perspective. Review of General Psychology, 13 (3). pp. 175-193. ISSN 1089-2680 (Print); 1939-1552 (Electronic)

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We adopt an individual-differences perspective and introduce a model that links types of biases and types of people. We propose that biases are created in the course of people's attempts to satisfy basic motivations, and that three such motivation categories underlie many of the biases discussed in the literature. Accordingly, our organizing framework integrates findings from previous research and classifies biases into: verification biases, simplification biases, and regulation biases. Individual differences in core self-evaluations, in approach/avoidance temperament, and in cognitive ability and style help explain how biases come about and why some people are more likely to exhibit particular biases.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality; cognitive biases; individual differences; taxonomy; self-evaluations; cognitive ability
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Depositing User: Mahmut Bayazıt
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2009 13:38
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 08:29

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