Pluralistic Ignorance: Definition & Examples


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What is pluralistic ignorance?

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1. Which of the following is a common reason that people do not speak up in pluralistic ignorance situations?

2. Which of the following is an example of pluralistic ignorance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your understanding of examples and characteristics of pluralistic ignorance. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to define pluralistic ignorance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your knowledge of the following:

  • Examples of pluralistic ignorance
  • Definition of pluralistic ignorance
  • Why people don't speak up in pluralistic ignorance situations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding examples of pluralistic ignorance
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about group behavior in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Pluralistic Ignorance: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Find examples of pluralistic ignorance
  • Determine how to conquer pluralistic ignorance
  • Identify who came up with the idea behind pluralistic ignorance