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Unformatted text preview: agent to lead herself astray. Maybe it is just that the agent is deceived, i.e. mistaken, in some particular way. Meles four jointly sufficient conditions for entering self-deception in acquiring a belief that p: 1. The belief that p which S acquires is false. 2. S treats data relevant, or at least seemingly relevant, to the truth value of p in a motivationally biased way. 3. This biased treatment is a nondeviant cause of Ss acquiring the belief that p. 4. The body of data possessed by S at the time provides greater warrant for ~p than for p. Meles putative four sources of motivated bias: Negative misinterpretation Positive misinterpretation Selective focusing Selective evidence gathering Three more well documented sources of bias: vividness of information availability heuristic confirmation bias...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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