Commonly referred to as Confirmation Bias, humans tend to search out and cling to information that reinforces an existing belief.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
The ‘Repeal and Replace Obamacare’ club is full of Christians—and Ayn Rand’s biggest fans.
It has something to do with Plato’s allegory of the cave.
That time two guys called each other names because they were actually saying the same thing.
Human beings are not logical. We don’t approach life or decisions with facts, we argue with intuition.
Put simply—listening creates vulnerability, vulnerability that scares us. No one likes to be vulnerable. Nobody likes to feel uncertain. None of us likes to even consider being wrong.
As the Internet allows confirmation bias to enhance our personal biases in ever-narrowing communities, human connection with opposing viewpoints is the key.
Things are trucking along just fine in your relationship until an argument happens and the next thing you know, you can’t seem to do anything right.
The hilarious persistence of a right-wing delusion.
There are two types of sports fans in 2012 America. Jim Jividen is in the group that dislikes Tim Tebow.