Question and answer
What are the benefits and drawbacks of self-serving biases? Also, provide two examples of self-serving bias and explain how the examples are adaptive or maladaptive
self serving bias is a cognitive bias which tends to enhance the ego and self confidence of an individual, through a variety of processes. [ Many people demonstrate self serving bias on some level or another, since most people have a desire to be successful, strong individuals. Comparing yourself favorably over others: "I'm a much better and smarter student than my classmates. I study infinitely
harder and deserve a better grade." Attributing our success based on your abilities rather than external factors: "I earned an A on my calculus exam because I studied hard. I received a C on my chemistry exam because it was very difficult." Being optimistic despite realistic outcomes: "Although less than 10% of applicants get accepted into Harvard, I believe I'll get in with ease." False consensus: "Everyone supports my idea that marijuana is beneficial." ]
Expert answered|liviaa|Points 315|
Question|Rated good
Asked 12/8/2011 7:26:02 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Is saying wealthy people are thin a causation or correlation?
Question
Not Answered
Updated 12/1/2011 8:52:20 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Saying wealthy people are thin is a correlation.
Added 12/1/2011 8:52:20 AM
This answer has been added to the Weegy Knowledgebase
Ice cream melts when heated. Is this statement classified as causation or correlation?
Weegy: Ice cream melts when heated. This statement is classified as a causation. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 12/1/2011 8:30:14 AM
0 Answers/Comments
People with long hair do better on audio memory tests. Is this statement classified as causation or correlation?
Weegy: People with long hair do better on audio memory tests. This statement is classified as a correlation. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 12/1/2011 8:28:13 AM
0 Answers/Comments
wealthy people are thin. Is this statement classified as a causation or correlation?
Weegy: i think it's correlation. wealth does not cause/control weight. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 12/1/2011 8:24:09 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Compare and contrast causation and correlation
Weegy: What is the difference between causation and correlation? One of the most common errors we find in the press is the confusion between correlation and causation in scientific and health-related studies. [ In theory, these are easy to distinguish — an action or occurrence can cause another (such as smoking causes lung cancer), or it can correlate with another (such as smoking is correlated with alcoholism). If one action causes another, then they are most certainly correlated. But just because two things occur together does not mean that one caused the other, even if it seems to make sense. Unfortunately, our intuition can lead us astray when it comes to distinguishing between causality and correlation. For example, eating breakfast has long been correlated with success in school for elementary school children. It would be easy to conclude that eating breakfast causes students to be better learners. It turns out, however, that those who don’t eat breakfast are also more likely to be absent or tardy — and it is absenteeism that is playing a significant role in their poor performance. When researchers retested the breakfast theory, they found that, independent of other factors, breakfast only helps undernourished children perform better. Many many studies are actually designed to test a correlation, but are suggestive of “reasons” for the correlation. People learn of a study showing that “girls who watch soap operas are more likely to have eating disorders” — a correlation between soap opera watching and eating disorders — but then they incorrectly conclude that watching soap operas gives girls eating disorders. In general, it is extremely difficult to establish causality between two correlated events or observances. In contrast, there are many statistical tools to establish a statistically significant correlation. source: stats.org/in_depth/faq/causation_correlation.htm ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 12/1/2011 8:37:57 AM
0 Answers/Comments
17,600,533 questions answered
Popular Conversations
A list of potential sources of information for a paper is a(n) ...
Weegy: A list of potential sources of information for a paper in annotated bibliography. User: An index to ...
9/29/2014 2:50:04 PM| 4 Answers
You've settled on an idea for an essay to write. What should you do ...
Weegy: D.) Conduct interviews, do some research, ask questions, and make a plan. User: To make sure your reader ...
9/29/2014 5:55:28 PM| 4 Answers
What is the square root of 6000?
9/29/2014 2:39:45 PM| 3 Answers
Because the subject of a composition is like a crystal with many ...
Weegy: Because the subject of a composition is like a crystal with many facets, you should A. offer your reader ideas ...
9/29/2014 7:06:34 PM| 3 Answers
The densest ocean water is generally found a. in the surface ...
Weegy: A. in the surface zone User: In which zone is ocean temperature most affected by the weather? a. transition ...
9/30/2014 6:07:25 AM| 3 Answers
The pressure of ocean water increases as depth increases. User: The ...
Weegy: It originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and then ...
9/30/2014 6:27:02 AM| 3 Answers
In the Roman Republic, ____________ did not have power in the ...
Weegy: In the Roman Republic,non-citizens did not have power in the government.
9/29/2014 5:48:03 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
P
C
L
Points 3316 [Total 27714]| Ratings 8| Comments 3236| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
Points 2951 [Total 9482]| Ratings 12| Comments 2831| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
P
C
1
Points 2732 [Total 18671]| Ratings 18| Comments 2552| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 2732 [Total 19904]| Ratings 12| Comments 2612| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 2579 [Total 12359]| Ratings 0| Comments 2579| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 956 [Total 12202]| Ratings 0| Comments 956| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 864 [Total 19395]| Ratings 2| Comments 844| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 733 [Total 1402]| Ratings 0| Comments 733| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 634 [Total 5757]| Ratings 4| Comments 594| Invitations 0|Online
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 176 [Total 6233]| Ratings 2| Comments 156| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.