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@photographthesun 538186 wrote:
After spending too much time reading so many bizarrely illogical belief systems, ideas, concepts and so on I thought I would post this. I doubt anyone will bother to read it let alone let it alter their perception of the world but it is something that affects us all (myself included obviously). I have posted a nice simple wiki link but feel free to dig into the research behind it. It happens on PV a lot and drives me a bit mad (usually leading to my annoying rants).
Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. For example, in reading about current political issues, people usually prefer sources that affirm their existing attitudes. They also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position…
Interesting read man, I didn’t know about this but it does make sense. I think I suffer from this quite a bit, but my guess is everyone does to some extent? Hmm, going to read up on it more.