What is Bias? - Definition & Types


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What type of person shows bias?

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1. Which of the following types of bias affects our perception of probability?

2. In which type of bias is our perception affected by recurring thoughts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Influential factors can affect how people perceive others and the world around them, which can lead to a biased perspective. The worksheet and quiz for the lesson will help you distinguish the corresponding elements for each type of bias that humans can possess.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • The lack of objectivity
  • Recurring thoughts
  • Biases affecting perception of probability
  • Validating previously held beliefs
  • Evaluating others in relation to oneself

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about objectivity in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about previously held beliefs

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson What is Bias? - Definition & Types so that you entirely cover all of the material. These objectives will be addressed within the lesson:

  • Understand the influence of objectivity on bias
  • Identify examples of the types of biases
  • Know how bias can be used to validate beliefs
  • Understand how bias can affect the way that people evaluate one another