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Illusions: Illusion, Tactile Illusion, Illusory Superiority, Positive Illusions, Introspection Illusion, Life Is a Dream

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Published September 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781157432999
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26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Illusion, Tactile illusion, Illusory superiority, Positive illusions, Introspection illusion, Life isMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Illusion, Tactile illusion, Illusory superiority, Positive illusions, Introspection illusion, Life is a Dream, Blind men and an elephant, Sensory illusions in aviation, Ultimate Magic, Autokinetic effect, Christian Farla, Thatcher effect, Cutaneous rabbit illusion, Illusions of self-motion, Size-weight illusion, Body transfer illusion, Induced movement, Frequency Doubling Illusion, Pinocchio illusion, Thermal grill illusion, Chronostasis, Hypermirror. Excerpt: Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. This is evident in a variety of areas including intelligence, performance on tasks or tests, and the possession of desirable characteristics or personality traits. It is one of many positive illusions relating to the self, and is a phenomenon studied in social psychology. Illusory superiority is often referred to as the above average effect. Other terms include superiority bias, leniency error, sense of relative superiority, the primus inter pares effect, and the Lake Wobegon effect (named after Garrison Keillors fictional town where all the children are above average). The phrase illusory superiority was first used by Van Yperen and Buunk in 1991. Illusory superiority has been found in individuals comparisons of themselves with others in a wide variety of different aspects of life, including performance in academic circumstances (such as class performance, exams and overall intelligence), in working environments (for example in job performance), and in social settings (for example in estimating ones popularity, or the extent to which one possesses desirable personality traits, such as honesty or confidence), as well as everyday abilities requiring particular skill. For illu...