Belief bias and reasoning

Authored by: Linden J. Ball , Valerie A. Thompson

The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138849303
eBook ISBN: 9781315725697
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315725697-2

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Abstract

We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions”.

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