Confirmation Bias

″As this video demonstrates,  people used to think Geese grew from trees (seriously). Getting caught up in confirmation bias can only be thwarted by challenging our beliefs, something we all need to learn, especially during political upheaval like now.

Relevant Quote
“Whenever your opinions or beliefs are so intertwined with your self-image you couldn’t pull them away without damaging your core concepts of self, you avoid situations which may cause harm to those beliefs.” – David McRaneymistakes in how we think - confirmation bias 4

mistakes in how we think, confirmation bias, thinking mistakes

People prefer to confirm what they already believe, even if what they believe is false, rather than accept truth if it’s not something they want to believe.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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