Confirmation Bias

I’m not immune to confirmation bias. And if someone suspects that I’m perpetuating an opinion that might not be the whole story, I’d like for them to stop me and remind me of confirmation bias as a starting point for debate.

Present me some conflicting data.

I’ve spent a great deal of time lately looking at fitness, nutrition and psychological research. I try to read with an open mind, but alas, I often stumble across information that confirms my beliefs rather than opposes my beliefs.

When I do stumble across information that opposes me beliefs, I am probably far more likely to be critical of it as well.

It’s important to be skeptical, even of information that supports your beliefs. Continue reading Confirmation Bias

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