Check Your Bias Blind Spot

Subgroup Size

Entire group


30 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Lindsey Macdonald and Annette Benson, CILMAR, based on the following:

Pronin, E., Lin, D.Y., & Ross, L. (2002). The bias blind spot: Perceptions of bias in self versus others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28(3). 369-381.

Simons, D. [Daniel Simons]. (2010, March 10). selective attention test [Video]. YouTube.

CBS News. (2020, September 18). "We're so freaking polarized": See how Americans with opposing views interpret the same situation.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Define the concept of the bias blind spot. 2. Identify how the bias blind spot affects people's perceptions and judgments. 3. Consider how to check their own blind spots in the future.