False Consensus Effect
What is the false consensus effect? Below is
one definition of the false consensus effect:
False Consensus Effect Definition:
The false consensus effect occurs when one
overestimates the commonness of one's attitudes.
False Consensus Effect Examples:
There may be a number of good examples of the false
consensus effect. Below are two false consensus
1. After seeing a film a person believes that the film is
excellent. The person overestimates the percentage of
people who thought that the film was excellent.
2. A person believes that a cat is a better pet than a
dog. The person overestimates the percentage of
people who agree with this view.