confirmation bias

[ kon-fer-mey-shuhn bahy-uhs ]
/ ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən ˌbaɪ əs /

noun Psychology.

bias that results from 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.

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Origin of confirmation bias

Coined in 1960 by English psychologist Peter Wason
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