Confirmation Bias

Wikis > Research > Pseudoscience > Logical Fallacies > Confirmation Bias

https://www.fs.blog/2017/05/confirmation-bias/

“Once a person starts to believe the stories, confirmation bias takes over, and they’ll remember facts that seem to support what they already believe, while ignoring information that doesn’t fit. These biases shape everyone’s actions, not just anti-vaxxers. For example, doctors need to be aware of them when making diagnoses. These ways of making sense of our world don’t have to be logical; they bypass logic. That’s why simply correcting misinformation often doesn’t change opinions, especially if a person has bought into a whole narrative like Wakefield’s.”
http://blogs.plos.org/publichealth/2016/05/16/public-health-takes-on-anti-vaccine-propaganda-damage-done-challenges-ahead/

http://www.students4bestevidence.net/confirmation-bias/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2146124-we-ignore-what-doesnt-fit-with-our-biases-even-if-it-costs-us/
Pick Your Logical Fallacy:

Ad hominemBandwagon fallacyCherry PickingFalse AnalogyGalileo Gambit
Appeal to Authority FallacyBurden of Proof FallacyConfirmation BiasFalse BalanceNatural Fallacy
Appeal to ignoranceFalse EquivalenceSlippery Slope FallacyFalse Dilemma or DichotomyNon sequitur
Appeal to Novelty FallacySpecial pleading logical fallacyStraw ManTautologyPost hoc ergo propter hoc
Appeal to Tradition FallacyThe Moving GoalpostWishful Thinking FallacyShill GambitAmbiguity Fallacy
Post Hoc FallacyShoehorningMotivated reasoningCausal IllusionsCognitive Biases
It's Just a TheoryTu quoque fallacy‘It worked for me’ FallacyArgument by AnalogySunk Cost

logical fallacies
Critical Thinking For DummiesAn Illustrated Book of Bad ArgumentsThe Critical Thinker's DictionaryLogically FallaciousNonsense Red Herrings Straw Men and Sacred Cows
Critical Thinking Skills For DummiesAn Illustrated Book of Bad ArgumentsThe Critical Thinker's Dictionary: Biases, Fallacies, and Illusions and What You Can Do About ThemLogically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical FallaciesNonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language

Sub Topics:

 
Comments are closed.