Phil 101 cog bias


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Belief Bias
The tendency to not consider the evidence in support of an argument whose conclusion one already believes.
Confirmation Bias
The tendency to think that evidence in support of one's own view is stronger than the evidence of the opposing perspective
Obedience to Authority
The tendency to accept a belief/claim for no other reason than an authority tells you to
Availability heuristic
The tendency to evaluate the probability of an event higher because of recent exposure to such an event
In group/out group bias
A tendency to associate positive qualities to one's own group and negative ones to the opposing group
Bandwagon Effect
The tendency to adopt a belief because 'everyone' or one's associates are doing so
Better than average illusion
Most of a group assess their ability at a particular task or competence to by higher than most of the group.