Belief Bias

Belief bias is a cognitive bias in which people evaluate the validity of a given conclusion (Evans & Curtis-Holmes, 2005). People either accept or reject it depending if it is consistent with their everyday knowledge (prior beliefs). This decision is also affected by the conclusions believability as opposed to logical validity (Dube, Rotello & Heit, 2010)). Belief bias occurs whenever responses are given on the foundation of the conclusion’s believability, despite instructions stressing that responses should be made on the basis of logical validity (Quayle & Ball, 2000).

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