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Self-Serving Biases
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Self-Serving Biases Motivated Reasoning Tendency to come to conclusions that make you feel good Great diversity of examples Opinions of the fairness of society Fear of death leads to belief in the afterlife (Willer 2007) Reluctance to admit even plausible flaws in our heroes, political candidates, family members, hometown The incredible difficulty of ever really winning an argument
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More motivated reasoning…. Motivated handling of evidence People tend to attach more significance to facts that cut their way, and argue that these facts are more important, valid Obvious in political domains Motivated group affiliation Fair-weather fans (don’t be one!) Monday-after-the-game study More on this later…has to do with identification processes
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More motivated reasoning…. Motivated recall People tend to remember facts that reflect well on them more than those which do not People tend to recall facts and evidence that
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