Confirmation bias and other cognitive biases

The following information about “confirmation bias” is presented here in three forms.  Just below, there is a link that goes to an eleven page summary in PDF form, edited from a much longer Wikipedia page on the subject.

Following that link, there are three PowerPoint slides which further shorten and summarize this complex and fascinating phenomenon.

Finally there are two links, the first which goes to more complete information on confirmation bias on Wikipedia, and the second which goes to pages on the broader subject of cognitive biases, also posted at Wikipedia.

I suggest first reading the three Powerpoint slides below.  If you want more detailed information, open the eleven page summary PDF at the following link:

Confirmation bias PDF link

The three PowerPoint slides:

Confirmation bias 1Confirmation bias 2Confirmation bias 3

If you want more detailed information, open the eleven page PDF at the following link:

Confirmation bias PDF link

The link just below goes to a long Wikipedia page about “Confirmation bias”.

There are many other cognitive biases in addition to confirmation bias.  The following Wikipedia page covers that broader subject:

Since that Wiki page is long and not particularly well organized, the following excellent article and analysis on cognitive biases is preferable: