Confirmation bias

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Cognitive bias.

Confirmation bias is an unconscious cognitive bias.

It leads to filtering new information and evidence in such a way as to confirm a pre-existing opinion.


Seeing what we expect

"We see what we expect to see.
We begin with a notion of how a person is, and seek out information to confirm that view, ignoring information which contradicts that view."
The Treasurer magazine, December 2018 / January 2019, p41 - Dr Pete Jones, Chartered Psychologist.


See also