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    Illusions of Control - Effects on Judgment

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    Give an explanation of how biases related to illusions of control can affect laypersons' judgments regarding events such as rape and infant mortality.

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    ILLUSION of CONTROL: The tendency to believe we can control outcomes we clearly cannot.
    I would like to highly to highlight first that this argument or ideas presented herein were all barrowed from the recent work of Brandy, 2010 backed by a few others (pls see references below). I think his explanation is perfect and that I don't need to further elaborate. Below is the simplified version.

    When it comes to rape or sexual assault, blaming the victim is a widely known concept (Krahe et al., 2006). It has been argued that how an individual came to think is by believing in a bias derived from the illusion of control. With this, some individual would think that you can control all aspects of your life even to the point of getting raped. In theory, an individual would argue that rape cases could have ...

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    An explanation of how biases related to illusions of control can affect laypersons' judgments regarding events such as rape and infant mortality is discussed.

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