Resistance to Disconfirmation: Easily my favourite cognitive bias – some thoughts on why it persists

There are lots of cognitive biases – systematic deviations from logic and rationality present across a wide range of human information processing domains, including perception, judgement and reasoning. Resistance to disconfirmation is one of the most fascinating biases, where individuals and groups simply will not or can not believe that some belief they hold is simply, manifestly  and verifiably untrue. It… Read More