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Belief bias

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What is Belief Bias | Explained in 2 min

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Belief Bias: I Win You Lose -- Cognitive Biases Series | Academy 4 Social Change

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Belief Bias

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The Psychology of Belief - Bias and the Brain

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Belief Bias

Belief bias is the tendency to judge the strength of arguments based on the plausibility of their conclusion rather than how strongly they support that conclusion. A person is more likely to accept arguments that supports a conclusion that aligns with our values, beliefs and prior knowledge, while rejecting counter arguments to the conclusion. Belief bias is an extremely common and therefore significant form of error; we can easily be blinded by our beliefs and reach the wrong conclusion. Belief bias has been found to influence various reasoning tasks, including conditional reasoning, relation reasoning and transitive reasoning.
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