Why are People Biased When Reasoning About the Status Quo?

Original article: Tworek, C. M., & Cimpian, A. (2016). Why do people tend to infer “ought” from “is”? The role of biases in explanation. Psychological Science, 27, 1109-1122.


  1. Conduct bivariate correlations
  2. Conduct regression and multiple regression analyses
  3. Create a table

Do Experts Overrate the Extent of Their Expertise?

Original article: Atir, S., Rosenzweig, E., & Dunning, D. (2015). When knowledge knows no bounds: Self-perceived expertise predicts claims of impossible knowledge. Psychological Science, 26, 1295-1303.


  1. Calculate descriptive statistics
  2. Conduct multiple regression analyses                       
  3. Conduct t-tests
  4. Use split file function