Want to Help Change the World One Student at a Time? Teach Them About Confirmation Bias

One element of human nature that plays into the hands of those who wish to manipulate or influence others is the concept of confirmation bias. I truly believe that making students aware of confirmation bias can help to open that door in their minds that helps them realize that other people's opinions (and facts) are essential to the thorough understanding of an idea. Only when we are willing to purposely try and see the ‘other side' of an argument are we ready to raise our learning to a new level.

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