Why do we usually make the wrong choice?
If the given the choice between two answers for which you do not know the answer, why is it that you will most likely choose the wrong answer instead of the correct one?
I like this Question
Ask and answer questions for a share of ad revenue -
Submit an Answer
It's not most likely. It's exactly 50/50.
I was thinking of where there are only two options. If there are six answers and only one is right then your chance of guessing right is one in six, so you are more likely to guess wrong in that case.
I'm with Jennifer on this one.
I don't think it is most likely at all. Perhaps you view the glass as half empty instead of half full?
I don't think it's true. I think we just notice wrong answers more than right ones.
Yes, I think that's confirmation bias, where we notice things that confirm what we already believe and forget or ignore things that go against it.
I often test students and find this to be true. They usually guess the wrong answer on multiple choice questions they are unfamiliar with.
Dumbness? Is that even a word? Example of 'evolution' of the English language, maybe? Lol!
Because it made sense/was a good idea at the time!
More Questions by
What are the best daily routines of highly productive people?
Why are lower back tattoos known as tramp stamps?
Is your dollar buying less these days?
Have you ever used a bidet?
Do you think parents should be able to give back an adopted child?
How do you end a conversation that has been going on for way too long?
view all questions by Gia
on Other Hubs
Do you prepare a special snack for watching TV?
19 Kids and Counting?
Are you aware of the new types of TV screens available on the market?
What types of knives do you use?
Cooking Q & A
My Google Plus Profile
Do you drink wine out of proper wine glasses?
Do you like strawberries?
Do you or anyone in your family still use cloth hankies?
is there any one herb that you really do not like the flavour of?
What is your favourite type of cat?
Do lizards scare you?
Do you have a FAVOURITE cake?
Have you ever grown your own spinach?
What was the last item you broke in the kitchen?
Do you like green tea?
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226.
The most popular and interesting questions straight to your inbox
no thanks, take me to the website