Confirmation Bias Examples in Real Life

Confirmation bias occurs when a person interprets a situation according to their own pre-existing beliefs.

Confirmation Bias Examples in Real Life

Opinion: We all live in a bubble. Everybody has some kind of bias. Knowing and being aware of them is essential to reading anything. Some people write to provide information about topics they like, and therefore focus, is a bias. Sharing information already readily accessible on the internet, is seen as a recreational pursuit. You have the choice of reading, or not, but you do not have to believe what is written, since the information is meant to be recreational. The reader must confirm its accuracy when it is relevant, but satire, commentary, and opinion, is not a threatening activity since it has existed since civilization began. Reading many different opinions may give you a clear picture of a topic. Public figures are subject to being evaluated, and they know it, and expect it. It would be unfair to criticize in writing , someone who did not want to become a public figure but who may be a victim of events. I would hope that I would not be writing anything negative about someone who is not in the public eye and has strong reasons to keep their affairs private.

Published by nelsongon

I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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