The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS)

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  • Author(s): Sklad, Marcin a, b, ⁎; Diekstra, Rene b
  • Source:
    In International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology 2013 (ICEEPSY 2013), Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 7 February 2014 112:710-718
  • Publication Information:
    Elsevier Ltd
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      a Utrecht University: University College Roosevelt, Lange Noordstraat 1 4330AB Middelburg, The Netherlands
      b The Hague Uuniversity of Applied Sciences,Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521EN Den Haag The Netherlands
    • Note:
      Selection and peer-review under responsibility of Cognitive-counselling, research and conference services (c-crcs).
    • Keywords:
      Cognitive Heuristics Biases Education Psychometric Scale
    • Abstract:
      Problem Statement There is no comprehensive tool capturing general vulnerability to biases caused by the use of heuristics. Existing tools focus only on one specific bias or on personality traits.
    • Abstract:
      Purpose of the Study To demonstrate the results of an educational experiment in which undergraduate students are involved in the first stage of development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS).
    • Abstract:
      Research Methods After getting acquainted with the underlying theory, students chose one specific bias or heuristic, investigated related results of the experiments and paradigms. At the later stage, under supervision, students developed items intended to capture the chosen bias. Finally, positively evaluated items were combined together and piloted. The psychometrical properties of the items and course outcomes were assessed.
    • Abstract:
      Findings Developed items formed scales with satisfactory reliability. Course received positive student evaluations, and the assessment indicated that the majority of students achieved intended learning outcomes.
    • Abstract:
      Conclusions The study indicates that it is possible to develop a psychometrically sound assessment to measure vulnerability to a range of common cognitive biases. Moreover, it is also possible to successfully involve undergraduate students in the development of a psychometrical tool.
    • Abstract:
      Acknowledgments Authors would like to thank the Students of University College Roosevelt contributing to this work as their Independent Research Projects or as a part of Social Psychology or Statistics Course.
    • ISSN:
      1877-0428
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221
    • Accession Number:
      S1877042814012385
    • Copyright:
      Copyright © 2013 The Authors Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SKLAD, M.; DIEKSTRA, R. The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, [s. l.], v. 112, p. 710–718, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Sklad M, Diekstra R. The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2014;112:710-718. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221.
    • APA:
      Sklad, M., & Diekstra, R. (2014). The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 112, 710–718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sklad, Marcin, and Rene Diekstra. 2014. “The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS).” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 112 (February): 710–18. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221.
    • Harvard:
      Sklad, M. and Diekstra, R. (2014) ‘The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS)’, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 112, pp. 710–718. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sklad, M & Diekstra, R 2014, ‘The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS)’, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 112, pp. 710–718, viewed 15 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Sklad, Marcin, and Rene Diekstra. “The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS).” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 112, Feb. 2014, pp. 710–718. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sklad, Marcin, and Rene Diekstra. “The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS).” Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 112 (February 7, 2014): 710–18. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1221.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sklad M, Diekstra R. The Development of the Heuristics and Biases Scale (HBS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences [Internet]. 2014 Feb 7 [cited 2019 Oct 15];112:710–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S1877042814012385&custid=s8280428