Unformatted text preview: impeded by any means, or we allow our minds to manufacture what we want and expect to perceive. 4.1.16 – 1 mark . Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for or use only confirming evidence – information that supports one’s preconceptions – to accept a claim. 4.1.19 – 3 marks . Availability error is the act of relying on evidence not because it is trustworthy but because it is memorable or striking and psychologically available. If we were to rely on evidence based on how easily they are brought to mind, then we are making hasty generalizations at the same time – rushing to conclusions based on impressions, not validations....
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