Introspection illusion

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The introspection illusion is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly think they have direct insight into the origins of their mental states, while treating others' introspections as unreliable.wikipedia
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Eliminative materialism

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The idea that people can be mistaken about their inner functioning is one applied by eliminative materialists.
These philosophers often appeal to an introspection illusion.

Cognitive bias

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The introspection illusion is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly think they have direct insight into the origins of their mental states, while treating others' introspections as unreliable.

Adaptive unconscious

He instead relied on the theory that the adaptive unconscious does much of the moment-to-moment work of perception and behaviour.
The false explanations of their own behavior is what psychologists call the introspection illusion.

Illusory superiority

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When people mistake unreliable introspection for genuine self-knowledge, the result can be an illusion of superiority over other people, for example when each person thinks they are less biased and less conformist than the rest of the group.

Illusion of control

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This process for detecting when one is responsible for an action is not totally reliable, and when it goes wrong there can be an illusion of control.
This has been called the introspection illusion.

Psychokinesis

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Psychologist Daniel Wegner has argued that an introspection illusion contributes to belief in paranormal phenomena such as psychokinesis.
Psychologist Daniel Wegner has argued that an introspection illusion contributes to belief in psychokinesis.

Bias blind spot

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The bias blind spot is an established phenomenon that people rate themselves as less susceptible to bias than their peer group.
Emily Pronin and Matthew Kugler have argued that this phenomenon is due to the introspection illusion.

Free will

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Hence though subjects may feel that they directly introspect their own free will, the experience of control is actually inferred from relations between the thought and the action.
Emily Pronin has argued that the subjective experience of free will is supported by the introspection illusion.

Timothy Wilson

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A 1977 paper by psychologists Richard Nisbett and Timothy D. Wilson challenged the directness and reliability of introspection, thereby becoming one of the most cited papers in the science of consciousness.

Introspection

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The introspection illusion is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly think they have direct insight into the origins of their mental states, while treating others' introspections as unreliable. These experiments have been interpreted as suggesting that, rather than offering direct access to the processes underlying mental states, introspection is a process of construction and inference, much as people indirectly infer others' mental states from their behaviour.

Affective forecasting

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In certain situations, this illusion leads people to make confident but false explanations of their own behaviour (called "causal theories" ) or inaccurate predictions of their future mental states.

Psychology

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The illusion has been examined in psychological experiments, and suggested as a basis for biases in how people compare themselves to others.

Inference

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These experiments have been interpreted as suggesting that, rather than offering direct access to the processes underlying mental states, introspection is a process of construction and inference, much as people indirectly infer others' mental states from their behaviour.

Richard E. Nisbett

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A 1977 paper by psychologists Richard Nisbett and Timothy D. Wilson challenged the directness and reliability of introspection, thereby becoming one of the most cited papers in the science of consciousness.

Attribution (psychology)

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On the basis of these studies and existing attribution research, they concluded that reports on mental processes are confabulated.

Cognitive dissonance

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The causal theories provided after an action will often serve only to justify the person's behaviour in order to relieve cognitive dissonance.