FALSE CONSENSUS

is the social phenomena where every member of a group is believed to hold the same opinion, irrespective of the truth of that fact, when in actual fact there is great dissent amongst the group members.

FALSE CONSENSUS: "There are sometimes false consensuses with respect to political groups due to the messages which are produced by their leadership."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE CONSENSUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-consensus/ (accessed September 23, 2021).
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