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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.