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Activity: Using Zodiac-based Personality Descriptions to Teach about Biases in Thinking

Students are given a list of personality descriptions based on the 12 signs of the zodiac, and have to choose which one best describes them. We then discuss how these personality descriptions are written vague enough to apply to many people.
Please indicate the design, statistic, research concept, and/or content area

Keywords: Thinking Scientifically; Illusory Correlation


Author: Emily Stark
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Emily.stark@mnsu.edu

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011