Confirmation bias

Definition: The tendency to seek out, interpret, favor and recall information in a way that supports one’s prior values, beliefs, expectations, or hypothesis.

Related terms: Confirmatory bias, Congeniality bias, Myside bias

References: Bishop (2020), Nickerson (1998), Spencer and Heneghan (2018), & Wason (1960)

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