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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency for people to favour information that confirms their current beliefs. This is particularly dangerous for someone detecting deception as they can get derailed if their opinion of a subject affects their assessments. It’s even worse … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias? People Ignore Political Ads of Candidates They Oppose

A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads – and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs.┬áThe results showed that participants react strongly to ads featuring their favoured candidate, but barely … Continue reading

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