False Consensus Effect: Definition & Example


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What is false consensus effect?

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1. Which of the following examples shows false consensus effect?

2. What are external factors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several factors that influence the false consensus effect, and this quiz/worksheet combo provide a description of these. To pass the quiz, you will need to know what external factors are and how internal factors affect false consensus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of the false consensus effect
  • Situations in which the false consensus effect is strong
  • An example of the false consensus effect

Skills Practiced

This lesson allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of false consensus effect and the way it affects our perception of other people's beliefs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding external factors and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gain regarding situations in which false consensus effect is strong
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, including internal factors and external factors

Additional Learning

To learn more about false consensus effect, review the accompanying lesson titled False Consensus Effect: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define false consensus effect
  • Describe factors that affect false consensus effect
  • Provide examples of false consensus effect