(John M. Grohol, Psy.D.) People seem to stubbornly cling to their preexisting beliefs, even when provided evidence to the contrary. In psychology, researchers have a name for this stubbornness — confirmation bias. It’s one of the most common of biases humans hold in their mind, called cognitive biases.
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(Science Daily) Discrimination may happen faster than the blink of an eye, especially during periods of economic scarcity, according to a new study from Cornell University.
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(Exploring your Mind) Where does publication bias come from? It seems that, in medical literature, bias towards publishing striking results originates from journal editors.
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