Why Do People Ask Questions They Already Know The Answer To?

by Anonymous

Photo credit: C.J Sorg

Photo credit: C.J Sorg

Why do people ask questions they already know the answer to? I am doing a research project on this topic for my introductory psychology class. I have some ideas myself, but am looking for other ideas, preferably from people with a psychology background.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Sep 08, 2011
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real reason..
by: Anonymous

people who are insecure about their intellect ask questions they know the answer to. they gauge the other person's knowledge in comparison to theirs.

Dec 05, 2010
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Responsibility
by: Anonymous

I am a Substance Abuse Counselor with 3 classes left to get my Bachelor's of Psychology degree. Here is one possible answer: People tend to ask questions they already know the answer to because they typically want you to take the responsibility for the choice they know they should make. I hope this helps!

Dec 07, 2010
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To acknowledge their belief system
by: Abhilasha

I think, the reason behind this is to acknowledge what they think is right people often ask such questions they already the answer. They feel confident by knowing they are not the only one who think like this....others feel/believe the same.

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