The Daily Decision-12-Confirmation Bias
Hello Hello This is Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, with The Daily Decision
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Today is the TWELEVTH episode of The Daily Decision
In the TENTH episode, we began discussing biases that can be divided into 3 types:
decision making biases, social biases, and memory biases
Today we will talk about the “Mother of All Biases.”
Simply put, Confirmation Bias is the tendency to look, find, and interpret information that confirms an already held belief.
It is the mother of all biases because of its circular nature. It hides inside the starting point of our decisions.
For example, if you believe that left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people, then every time you meet a left-handed person you will unconsciously look for “evidence” to support your existing belief.
In other words, people see what they want to see.
You can use confirmation biases in positive and negative ways. You can look at your students as brilliant or see your employees as underperforming. In both cases, your brain will seek out evidence to support your belief.
Always be woke when it comes to confirmation biases.
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