Confirmation bias

Confirmation bias, Tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or values.

Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values. People display this bias when they select information that supports their views, ignoring contrary information, or when they interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing attitudes. The effect is strongest for desired outcomes, for emotionally charged issues, and for deeply entrenched beliefs. Confirmation bias cannot be eliminated entirely, but it can be managed, for example, by education and training in critical thinking skills. Confirmation bias is a broad construct covering a number of explanations.

List of cognitive biases
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List of cognitive biases ... leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. However, this kind of confirmation bias has also been argued to...

Cognitive bias
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Cognitive bias ... susceptibility to six cognitive biases: anchoring, bias blind spot, confirmation bias, fundamental attribution error, projection bias, and representativeness...

Authority bias
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Authority bias ... with authority bias strengthen its effects. An individual exhibiting authority bias may also be subject to experiencing confirmation bias, which is the...

Observation
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Observation ... psychology, this is called confirmation bias. Since the object of scientific research is the discovery of new phenomena, this bias can and has caused new...

Source bias
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Source bias ... Source bias is the tendency to select information sources to support a confirmation bias or negativity bias on a particular set of beliefs or values. Source...

Recency bias
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Recency bias ... before being dismissed to deliberate. Recency Bias should not be confused with anchoring or confirmation bias. It commonly appears in employee evaluations...

Problem solving
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Problem solving ... confirmation bias, mental set, functional fixedness, unnecessary constraints, and irrelevant information. Confirmation bias is an unintentional bias caused...

Bias
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Bias ... actor-observer bias, and self-serving bias. Examples of attribution bias: Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information...

Political bias
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Political bias ... confirmation bias among liberals and conservatives in the United States and found that both groups were roughly equally biased. False consensus bias:...

Informational listening
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Informational listening ... effectively by several specific obstacles. Chief among these obstacles are confirmation bias[citation needed] and the vividness effect,[citation needed] both of...

Frequency illusion
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Media bias
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Selection bias
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Observer-expectancy effect
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Psychology
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Scientific method
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Echo chamber (media)
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Functional testing
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Congruence bias
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