"Confirmation bias" is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Confirmation bias is usually described as a tendency to notice or search out information that confirms what one already believes, or would like to believe, and to avoid or discount information that’s contrary to one’s beliefs or preferences. theconversation.com/confi…
Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favouring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases. verywell.com/what-is-a-co…
Confirmation bias or the backfire effect has an actual physical basis. nature.com/articles/srep3…
Walt Disney took out multiple loans to finance Snow White, evening mortgaging his own house to pay for it. At the time, insiders in the film industry thought the film would bomb and called it β€œDisney’s Folly”. Even Walt’s wife, Lillian, thought it would bomb. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Selective exposure is a theory within the practice of psychology, often used in media and communication research, that historically refers to individuals' tendency to favor information which reinforces their pre-existing views while avoiding contradictory information. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
Disney hired a convicted child molester to direct their 1995 movie "Powder". Victor Salva pleaded guilty to oral sex with a 14 year old actor on set of a previous movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
When 5 experts were given fingerprints that, unbeknownst to them, they had deemed a β€œmatch” earlier in their career, and told that these were from a suspect of the Madrid train bombings, 4 of the 5 experts now said that they didn't match, suggesting their judgement is affected by the context. huffingtonpost.com/jeff-k…
One of Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme victims was a professor that wrote a book on gullibility and scams. denverpost.com/business/c…
Michael, a gorilla that knew sign language, described his mother being shot as he watched. youtube.com/watch?v=DXKsP…
Two High school sudents may have had advanced knwoledge of the 9/11 attacks, saying five days before the disaster that the Twin towers "wouldn't be there the next week" nbcnews.com/id/3067562/t/…
Today I learned of the Sunk Cost Fallacy, which is the main reason people make bad decisions in their life because they are afraid to give up something they already lost youarenotsosmart.com/2011…
The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is where you see or hear something for the first time and then begin to see it everywhere. damninteresting.com/the-b…
Key parts of our ability to process and synthesize new information shut down whenever we're confronted with something we disagree with. synapse.princeton.edu/~sa…
The McClintock Effect (Syncing of menstrual cycles) has very little reliable data supporting it, and is widely disregarded by the scientific community. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
A Univ of Phil. study examined people who "spoke in tongues" with an MRI - proving the speech center is not working and that they aren't faking. youtube.com/watch?v=NZbQB…
Chess grandmaster Alexander Alekhine, was a Nazi sympathizer who wrote in an article that "Jews played defensive, cowardly chess and the Aryan chessplayers played attacking chess that was aggressive and brave" chess.com/article/view/al…
In 2012, a survey found that 1 in 4 Americans believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…

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