CONFIRMATION BIAS

the propensity to collect proof that verifies preexisting anticipations, generally by stressing or going after proof that upholds such and at the same time, throwing out or declining to look for proof that contrasts such.

CONFIRMATION BIAS: "Most people are guilty of confirmation bias at one point or another to try and persuade others to see their point of view or concede to them having their way."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CONFIRMATION BIAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/confirmation-bias/ (accessed October 22, 2017).
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