Oct. 20, 2020

42: "I'm correct, obviously" and other ways our Confirmation Bias keeps us from connection

42: "I'm correct, obviously" and other ways our Confirmation Bias keeps us from connection

Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor and recall information in a way that supports one's prior belief or values.  With only 13 days left before the 2020 Presidential election, our confirmation bias is on over-drive.  How can ...


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Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor and recall information in a way that supports one's prior belief or values.  With only 13 days left before the 2020 Presidential election, our confirmation bias is on over-drive.  How can we learn to listen and hear opposing opinions without condemning and disregarding the person with a different set of values than our own?  How can we trust our own memories?  This week Katie and Nora talk confirmation bias and try to get to the heart of connection.  There's also a lot of laughs along the way as we stumble through our own personal dealings with the CBs.

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Sources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-women/201809/the-reality-imposter-syndrome

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-types-of-imposter-syndrome-and-5-ways-to-battle-each-one

https://impostorsyndrome.com/10-steps-overcome-impostor/

https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/imposter-syndrome-quotes-from-celebrities-feeling-like-a-fraud-careers-2/307473

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/stars-imposter-syndrome