Confirmation bias

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''This page refers to a [[cognitive bias]]. For the related logical fallacy, see [[cherry picking]].''
 
''This page refers to a [[cognitive bias]]. For the related logical fallacy, see [[cherry picking]].''
 
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'''Confirmation bias''' is a type of cognitive bias which causes people to favor evidence that confirms their pre-existing beliefs over evidence that would tend to disprove it.
 
'''Confirmation bias''' is a type of cognitive bias which causes people to favor evidence that confirms their pre-existing beliefs over evidence that would tend to disprove it.

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This page refers to a cognitive bias. For the related logical fallacy, see cherry picking.

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Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias which causes people to favor evidence that confirms their pre-existing beliefs over evidence that would tend to disprove it.

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