Cognitive Bias: Definition & Examples


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What is cognitive bias?

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1. Which of the following is not a known cause of cognitive bias?

2. Which of the following is not a type of cognitive bias?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive biases affect decision-making and influence thinking. Use this quiz/worksheet combination to test your knowledge of different types of cognitive biases and what causes this phenomenon to occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Definition of cognitive bias
  • Types and causes of cognitive biases
  • Confirmation bias

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test students in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about cognitive biases
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as 'confirmation bias' and 'cognitive bias'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causes and types of cognitive bias

Additional Learning

To learn more about the biases that affect our decision-making process, read the accompanying lesson called Cognitive Bias: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize and identify five types of cognitive biases
  • Understand why cognitive bias occurs
  • Define choice-supportive bias