selective thinking

selective thinking

Alternative psychology
The process whereby one selects favourable evidence for a particular belief, ignoring unfavourable evidence that may undermine that belief. Selective thinking forms the basis for most beliefs in the occult, in pseudoscience and in the psychic powers of so-called mind readers and mediums.
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Selective thinking which seems to be an essential defence for under pressure bosses.
WHENEVER sport and politics clash, the outcome is usually a mixture of hypocrisy and selective thinking.
Hypocritical and selective thinking springs to mind.
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