confirmation bias

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confirmation bias

(kon″fĭr-mā′shŏn)
An error in diagnostic thinking in which one sees only those patterns in the data that support one's preconceptions.
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(2018) found that AP voters exhibited confirmatory bias in that they tended to overreact to small deviations from expectations.
Confirmatory bias, falsified content and hate that is fuelled either through religious sentiments or decades of discriminatory treatment, mix really well to ignite a social implosion.
Thus, before making a decision, executives should ask more questions of themselves and think carefully before deciding, which may reduce confirmatory bias during decision making.
First, Dr Scott repeats his statement that our position statement suffers from confirmatory bias, and fails to address the evidence base on harms and benefits of drugs that we cite.
If individuals anchor on a position, confirmatory bias can influence their search for information.
According to confirmatory bias theory (CBT), once a consumer has developed a belief, future information is interpreted to confirm that idea (Chernev 2001).
Publication prejudices: an experimental study of confirmatory bias in the peer review system.
Although at times, he seems to be influenced by a confirmatory bias, his perspectives are worthy of consideration and will resonate with many readers.
Two issues in the process of determining a directional pattern that have not been considered are confirmatory bias and illusory correlation.
The Clinical Judgment Assessment (CJA) was adapted from previous confirmatory bias studies (Haverkamp, 1993; Osmo & Rosen, 2002; Pfieffer et al., 2000; Strohmer et al., 1990).
Confirmatory Bias and Selective Information Processing
Confirmatory bias, or the tendency to seek validation of initial impressions, has been identified as particularly deleterious to effective multicultural counseling.