is a popular social phenomena where an individual believes that own beliefs, ideals, concepts, opinions, values and attitudes are held more widely within a certain population than they actually are.

FALSE-CONSENSUS EFFECT: "Some individuals with an inflated ego would 'suffer' from the false-consensus effect, where they believed their opinions were more popular than they actually are. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FALSE-CONSENSUS EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-consensus-effect/ (accessed June 28, 2017).