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confirmation bias

[kon-fer-mey-shuh n bahy-uh s] /ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən ˌbaɪ əs/
noun
1.
the tendency to process and analyze information in such a way that it supports one’s preexisting ideas and convictions: Confirmation bias is a major issue when we get all our news from social media sites.
Unfortunately, their experimental method was proven invalid due to confirmation bias.
Origin of confirmation bias
1960
Coined in 1960 by English psychologist Peter Wason
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