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Which of the following is an example of an overgeneralization?

  • Question 6a of 10 - Generalizations

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  • Question: Which of the following is an example of an overgeneralization?
  • Answers:
  1. After looking at best-selling fiction in the United States: "In the 21st century, readers all over the world are drawn to books about either murder or romance."
  2. After being bitten by a cocker spaniel: "Most cocker spaniels have mean temperaments."
  3. After studying exercise physiology: "Exercising at least 25 minutes a day will lower your stress level."
  4. All of the above are examples of overgeneralizations.

The correct answer is: After looking at bestselling fiction in the United States: "In the 21st century, readers all over the world are drawn to books about either murder or romance."

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