The tendency to search for information that supports our preconceptions is called a pattern. I’m not a scientist, but I feel that a pattern is something that can be traced through an individual’s behavior and habits. It’s when we are unable to break this pattern that it becomes difficult to change.
Now, patterns are hard to spot. It is very easy to get caught up in the pattern of “I have to get this information to work for me.” When we’re in conflict over what to do, it becomes difficult to keep our minds on the task at hand.
We tend to have a strong tendency to search for information that supports our preconceptions. This is especially true when we are not in the mood to think critically. We are more likely to search for information that supports our preconceptions when we are under a lot of stress. People who are stressed tend to have a stronger tendency to search for information that supports their preconceptions and to make incorrect assumptions. When those assumptions are correct we get confused and, worse, give up.
Stress just makes it easier to search for information that supports our preconceptions, and it can cause us to make incorrect assumptions too. Our stress level is usually high, so it’s easy to get confused when we are not in the mood to think critically.
We could also think of it as a kind of anxiety disorder. We’ve all been there. It’s a real and very common thing these days. We all have some kind of problem or challenge we have to face and we all feel a sense of urgency. Usually when this happens, our stress level is at an all-time high, and we feel like we have to find a way to get through it. That is, until we realize that we don’t know what we are doing.
We are constantly looking for things that confirm our existing beliefs. We try to find a way around or bypass problems that we perceive to be insurmountable. We search for information that supports our current opinions. This is called confirmation bias. It is also called the tendency to search for information that supports our preconceptions.
It’s not a new problem, but it’s becoming more common because of the way the Internet is used. Because people know that their opinions are probably wrong, they look for confirmation in the form of information. They want to know if what they think is true is true because they want to avoid the consequences of being wrong. They want to avoid being ostracized or told they are wrong for making a mistake.
This process is called confirmation bias, and it is a problem because it makes people look for information that supports their preconceptions. A common example is the tendency to look for information that supports your biases. Like the way you may look for information about how something makes you feel, or how you perceive things. If you are a person with a very strong belief about something, you will often look for evidence that your belief is true.
You might think that confirmation bias and the tendency to search for information that support preconceptions is something only a person with extreme beliefs would have. But it’s not, it’s a common phenomenon and one that people with moderate beliefs also have. So what causes confirmation bias? Well, it’s not a matter of people being wrong or right, it’s a matter of how we process information.