Psychology Study Set 16
Quiz 9: Thinking and Intelligence
Confirmation Bias Explains Why So Many People Hold on to a Belief
Confirmation bias explains why so many people hold on to a belief when evidence exists that demonstrates the belief is wrong.
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The tendency to find patterns in events is a common mental set.
A common form of dissonance reduction occurs when individuals increase their liking for something that they have worked hard to attain.
Research on overcoming our cognitive biases shows that people tend to be equally irrational in all situations.
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