Post Hoc Fallacy in Economics: Definition & Examples


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Post hoc fallacy is __________~.

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1. Why does post hoc fallacy thinking happen?

2. If Jim downloaded a game and his computer froze up the next day. He would fall victim to post hoc fallacy if what happened?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When faced with a problem, many turn to superstitious reasoning to try to find answers. This quiz will ask you about a thinking process known as post hoc fallacy and how it is used in business. You'll have to know why this thinking happens and negative consequences of using it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you about:

  • Why post hoc fallacy happens
  • A negative aspect of post hoc fallacy
  • Examples of using post hoc fallacy thinking

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding a situation where someone might use post hoc fallacy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify negative aspects of using post hoc fallacy thinking
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately describe what post hoc fallacy is

Additional Learning

Would you like to know more? Review the lesson called Post Hoc Fallacy in Economics: Definition & Examples, and you'll be able to:

  • Identify the importance of causation in post hoc fallacy
  • Understand why many rely upon this type of errant reasoning
  • Learn how an incoming president can be blamed for the nation's economics based on post hoc fallacy