Instructional Video

Concepts Unwrapped: Self-serving Bias

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A short video explores the concept of self-serving bias, the tendency humans have to gather, process, prefer, and remember information and events that support our own view of the world and of ourselves.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After watching the video, conduct a debate in which class members must research and argue for a position in opposition to their original stance
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the PBS Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom collection
  • Set aside extra prep time to read through the teaching tips and the links to related materials provided there
  • A protocol must in place to ensure a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • In addition to the video, the resource includes discussion questions, an activity, and teaching tips
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