The confirmation bias is the tendency to seek, pay attention to and interpret information in a way that confirms what you already believe.
For example, if you believe that God exists and you avoid information that challenges your belief, then you are influenced by the confirmation bias.
How to avoid the confirmation bias?
- Seek out information that questions your beliefs
- Listen to and engage with people who have different or opposite beliefs
- Seek out information and assess its validity based on proof – regardless of your beliefs
- Rely on facts and scientific data more than on beliefs
- Accept that your beliefs with change in time