Choice Hacking

Confirmation Bias: How our desire to be right influences our memories and beliefs

Episode Summary

Have you ever ordered dinner in a restaurant, and after telling the waiter your order they comment “Good choice!”. How did it make you feel? Did you begin looking forward to your meal a little more, knowing that your choice was a “good” one? If so, you’re not alone. When taking a risk, making a choice, or buying a product, people love to hear that their decision was a good one. So much so, that they’ll ignore information that directly conflicts with this belief. Why? It’s an example of a psychological phenomenon known as Confirmation Bias. Join us today as we chat about how to avoid - and take advantage - of this common cognitive bias.

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