Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior


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Mary and Kelly have just started working for a new boss. Mary is unhappy because the new boss is strict and has many new rules. Kelly is optimistic because the office feels organized and has direction now under the new boss. Mary and Kelly have different _____

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1. Donald is an office manager. In his youth, he found that other kids of a certain nationality were quarrelsome and hard to get along with. When an applicant from the same nationality applied for an opening in Donald's office, Donald dismissed him because he didn't feel the applicant would get along with existing staff. Donald is using _____

2. Tad was tasked with hiring a new sales manager for his team. He had two equally qualified candidates with personalities that seemed alike. However, he found Cathy to be more attractive than Kelly. Tad decided to hire Cathy because he felt she would get along better with the team than Kelly would. Tad's behavior is an example of _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Perception and bias can affect behaviors in the workplace, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the topic as well as key vocabulary associated with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following terms related to perception and bias in the workplace:

  • Fundamental attribution bias
  • Stereotyping
  • Perception
  • Self-serving bias

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fundamental attribution bias and halo effect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding perception
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about self-serving bias

Additional Learning

To learn more about bias in the workplace, review the accompanying lesson called Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definitions of perception and bias
  • Understand how perception and bias can impact the workplace
  • Identify different types of bias