Perception of biases in the past, present, general future, and specific future

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dc.contributor Hart, William P.
dc.contributor Wrenn, Chase B.
dc.contributor.advisor Tullett, Alexa M.
dc.contributor.author Mensch, Zachary
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-12T14:31:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-12T14:31:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003176
dc.identifier.other Mensch_alatus_0004M_13493
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5359
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract How biased do people think they will be in the future? Prior research has shown that people perceive themselves as less biased than others and less biased than their past selves. The current study investigated perceived bias in the present self compared to the past and future selves. Participants estimated the level of bias in one of six conditions; past self, present self, present other, general future self, near specific future self, and distant specific future self. The study found that perceived bias was stable from present to distant future, perceived past bias was greater than perceived present bias, and that perceived other bias was greater than perceived self bias. Further, exploratory analyses showed that MTurk participants provided lower bias estimates than college participants, taking a psychology course increased bias estimates, trust in psychologists increased bias estimates, and desirability did not impact bias estimates. The meaning and implications of these findings are discussed in the document.
dc.format.extent 36 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Social psychology
dc.title Perception of biases in the past, present, general future, and specific future
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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