BLUFPeople form opinions based on emotions, such as fear, contempt, and anger, rather than relying on facts. New facts often do not change people's minds, but keeping an open mind, learning new things and not being swayed by outliers can make a difference.
Keith M. Bellizzi writing in 'Inverse' makes the following points:
- Our worldview includes beliefs and opinions.
- Cognitive bias can cause us to reject evidence that is incompatible with our beliefs-belief perseverance.
- Confirmation bias is when we seek out information that supports our existing beliefs.
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References from the Web:
- APR 2022 Cognitive Biases (2022): Complete List of 151 Biases [Psychology]-Gust de Backer
- JUN 2022 Google’s powerful AI spotlights a human cognitive glitch: Mistaking fluent speech for fluent thought- the Conversation