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Reactance bias is an unconscious social bias.
Its source is a desire to retain personal agency.
Reactance bias leads to resisting changes which appear to limit personal agency.
- "In some circumstances, people do the opposite of what we want them to do out of a desire to retain their personal agency, or to resist constraints on their freedom.
- For example, objecting to a policy constraining the capacity of a manager/leader to appoint the staff they want in the way they want."
- The Treasurer magazine, December 2018 / January 2019, p41 - Dr Pete Jones, Chartered Psychologist.