Confirmation Bias Research Paper

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Confirmation Biases and Logical Fallacies HSS 212 - Critical Thinking Monsoon 2015 Sanchit Gupta 2013088 Confirmation Bias: Peter Cathcart Wason (22 April 1924 – 17 April 2003) coined the term confirmation bias to describe the tendency for people to immediately favor information that validates their preconceptions, hypotheses and personal beliefs regardless of whether they are true or not. The basic human tendency is such that we love to be with such people around us who agree with our thoughts and opinions. Sometimes this nature goes far to such an extent that a person wants to hang around with only those people who hold similar views and tastes. They are put off by those groups or people or sources who make them feel insecure about their
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