Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
Conservatism Bias and Confirmatory Bias:
Once we form opinions, we tend to overvalue information that reinforces them and undervalue information that undermines them (conservatism bias). We even tend to seek out supporting information (confirmatory bias). Thus, we irrationally cling to incorrect conclusions, and, to paraphrase Simon and Garfunkel, hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest.
oops sorry Ricardo Cabesa, I'm so used to being bashed over here I think I was being paranoid. Perhaps referring to westofyou post? Of course, if you were referring to me, I take back apology.