Confirmation Bias in 5 Minutes

  • Published on Oct 26, 2017
  • Confirmation Bias is part of human nature. We all are susceptible to it. But why is it such a universal human condition? And what can we do to move beyond it?
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    1. Rider and Elephant Metaphor: The Righteous Mind by Jonathon Haidt
    2. Everyone is affected by Confirmation Bias:
    3. How our mind takes shortcuts:
    4. Kathleen White on how C02 is good for the environment:
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Comments • 194

  • Atiksh Singh
    Atiksh Singh 8 hours ago

    bro i need a simple definiton of confirmation bias for my english homework i came here for that not political opinions and flaws in our society.

  • Jerisol
    Jerisol 2 days ago +1

    Tried watching video on what confirmation bias is. Wound up watching half of an anti Kathleen Hartnett White video

    • Jerisol
      Jerisol 2 days ago

      Oh geez I'm so high right now I tried to like my own comment

  • Brian Jefferson
    Brian Jefferson 6 days ago

    It must be a privilege to be able to create an entire brand around a monkey and not have it bring to mind racist thoughts about the person behind it because no negative connotations have been linked between monkeys and your background.

  • poet4you
    poet4you 9 days ago

    So you just made a statement as fact.....climate change being questioned by Ted Cruz.....isn't your brain biased in your belief. You said that climate change is a fact.....I would agree that the climate changes, but that is part of the BIG lie. Those on the left are not saying it is "changing". They are saying.....climate change is Caused by mankind and specifically those of us in the USA! When you point out that we have had huge shifts when man wasn't around the left scream that we don't understand....perhaps it is the left that is engaged in confirmation bias?

  • Davey Wiles
    Davey Wiles 17 days ago +1

    Orange man bad? I'm now confused

  • j bauer
    j bauer 18 days ago

    The example with man made global warming is very good--- but ist works the other way round as well-- you are the best example ....

  • Ariel Wells
    Ariel Wells 21 day ago

    this was not helpful

  • Heather Croxton
    Heather Croxton 27 days ago

    You really should check your confirmation bias!!! I think your elephant is in charge!!

  • JS841
    JS841 Month ago

    Is this video a joke?

  • Aaron D E E
    Aaron D E E Month ago

    This helps I see in the comment section where since it didn't give/confirm perspectives it was labled bias! 😆😆😆😆😆😅😅😅😆😄😄

  • Dito
    Dito Month ago

    News Media also overuse the word "Experts" as an appeal to your confirmation bias or shortcut to not do detailed research.

  • Randian Winn
    Randian Winn Month ago

    This guys examples show his biases

  • Eraze Dageh
    Eraze Dageh Month ago

    @1:31 let me stop you right there. That's where I no longer took this serious lol

    • Eren Ozcilingir
      Eren Ozcilingir Month ago

      Eraze Dageh He’s being biased in this video to make a point, dummy.

  • Rabies
    Rabies 2 months ago

    actually, carbon dioxide would be better for us if you guys didnt cut down all those trees to make incorrect judgments just for the whole stack of papers to be thrown out

  • Rabies
    Rabies 2 months ago

    lol why does an actor have to be a stay-at-home dad?

  • Brady Beckham
    Brady Beckham 3 months ago

    Love the content, but I can't use it for group training because the pictures are too politically polarizing (even if I agree with the implications).

  • Logan Ross
    Logan Ross 3 months ago +2

    Lol irony, the confirmation bias in this very video...

  • Tom G
    Tom G 3 months ago

    Flat earthers in a nutshell

  • Julestrav Trav
    Julestrav Trav 3 months ago

    I have never had my mind open up this much in only 5 minutes.

  • Justin Aime
    Justin Aime 3 months ago +1

    Nothing that was said in this video is testable. You don't need to be giving lectures on confirmation bias if you don't even understand science yet.

  • Peter Gama
    Peter Gama 3 months ago

    Ugg the climate crap is so overestimated the only good clinate model is the russian one and that one is like 10 times slower than the onces we use

  • Bullet
    Bullet 4 months ago +14

    This may have been the perfect use of using confirmation bias while explaining confirmation bias.

  • Alex M
    Alex M 4 months ago

    Hahaha some deep bias there @ThoughtMonkey

  • Stripes
    Stripes 4 months ago

    “When we think in a way that leads us to be wrong”.

    PICARO NEWS 4 months ago +6

    How ironic. The video itself is a great example of bias.

    • PoliticallyIncorrect Videos
      PoliticallyIncorrect Videos 23 days ago +1

      Aaron E I cant tell if you’re an SJW or just genuinely stupid...

    • Pre-owned Poptart
      Pre-owned Poptart Month ago +1

      Aaron E “trump-tars” good one buddy very ironic

    • Aaron D E E
      Aaron D E E Month ago

      Let me guess; you're a trump-tars and since the vid used smfps 💩 to make a ppint; you see it as bias! What a lemming!

  • Heather Rhinhart
    Heather Rhinhart 4 months ago +1

    I just wasted 3:06 minutes (plus the time it takes to write this comment) of my life watching this video. Biased information in a video about confirmation bias, clever! I do not know the lady you called a bit@&, but name calling just made you look incredibly ignorant. I cannot take you seriously with all the political bashing and name calling.

  • Teddygalbis
    Teddygalbis 5 months ago +1

    Trump wins in 2020. When it becomes reality my bias is CONFIRMED. Soon, my little Skywalker, soon. Global Warming hoax is losing ground. Cheers.

  • straighht
    straighht 5 months ago

    A bias is not necessarily thinking in a way that leads one to be wrong. One can have a bias about something and still can be right. A better way to put a bias is that it let you think in a way that leads to believe things that are not rationally justified

  • Rene the pilot
    Rene the pilot 6 months ago

    some EASA ATPL student present here?

  • cutelesbianpyro
    cutelesbianpyro 6 months ago +1

    Please could you not try to be political, just explain the topic and I will worship every video you make. (I know it's hard please try to)

  • Ashish Binu
    Ashish Binu 6 months ago

    i love the quack in the swearing.

  • Jay Cliinuy
    Jay Cliinuy 6 months ago

    Why can't bias be right? 1:33 some

  • Matt Higginson
    Matt Higginson 6 months ago

    I don't understand why his bias exposing his "elephant" is detrimental to the video. It reinforces the concept. In fact that points out your own confirmation bias. Excellent video. See how easy you dislike something if it causes cognitive dissonance.

  • Lee Summers
    Lee Summers 7 months ago

    Axiomatic confirmation bias is far far worse. It is the bias staring point of a very lazy person. Displayed throughout most of the worlds media outlets.

  • James Schumaker
    James Schumaker 7 months ago +1

    Did not see/hear any of the reasons why CO2 is believed to be bad. Could you please inform everyone what evidence/facts to which the video was referring?

  • KLJF
    KLJF 7 months ago

    i'm in love with my username

  • Phillip Thomas
    Phillip Thomas 7 months ago

    Why with the random curse words! good video but I can't show it to my students!

    • L.j Nogler
      L.j Nogler 3 months ago

      Make a video with your students, let them act out different ways to be bias so they can teach others about it. It will stick with them forever.

  • takewhataway
    takewhataway 8 months ago +1

    The comments caught the climate change "bias" but not the direct gender "bias".
    I quote: Women can be a pretty great leaders and men can be amazing stay home dads

  • Marc Padilla
    Marc Padilla 8 months ago

    You can't be for an against something at the same time or when it suits you. Can you.

  • Jeremy Laurence
    Jeremy Laurence 8 months ago

    So if you don't know what a stereotype is, you better not go any further.

  • G. Williams
    G. Williams 8 months ago +10

    This video desplays more confirmation bias that the subject matter, disappointed.

  • Gypsy Jo
    Gypsy Jo 8 months ago +22

    i was going to share this with my class, but midway through you blew it with the name calling. try and be neutral.

    • HydrogenBomb
      HydrogenBomb 13 days ago

      He was being biased to show confirmation bias lol

    • Aaron D E E
      Aaron D E E Month ago

      It doesn't support your viewpoint sooo chuck it! 🤔

    • Uriel Vlog
      Uriel Vlog 4 months ago

      Ourania Starlight 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Paul Rogers
    Paul Rogers 8 months ago +6

    Lmao this guy uses confirmation bias in his first example. I stopped watching. What an idiot

  • Clint Stevens
    Clint Stevens 8 months ago +13

    I guess this is proof that "confirmation bias" is truly inescapable as human beings, because this video can't even explain the core concept without imparting heavy doses of its own "confirmation bias" along the way. Sheesh!

    • Aaron D E E
      Aaron D E E 5 months ago +1

      In other words since this infomation stepped on your cry-baby toes; you call it bias; got ya in other words: 😣😥😥😥😥😥😥😣

  • Unanimous Delivers
    Unanimous Delivers 9 months ago

    Have you even read a book by Michael Shermer or Steven Novella? There are SO MANY EXAMPLES of people who fall for logical fallacies that have NOTHING to do with conservative or liberal politics or corporations. If you want to get rid of charlatans, don't alienate the people who empower them!

  • Pavlína Havlíková
    Pavlína Havlíková 9 months ago +2

    Ahahaha man, the drawing of a liberal is awesome. 😂

  • Vladimir
    Vladimir 9 months ago +3

    You can clearly see liberal confirmation bias by the person who made video. What’s the point? We are here for learning purposes not to define our party beliefs.

  • Matthew Crawford
    Matthew Crawford 9 months ago +2

    This video is garbage don’t waste your time. Do yourself a favor and go look it up for yourself. Fancy graphics don’t make good content.
    Found more useful facts about confirmation bias after 5 minutes of reading.

    • PlayerPerPerson Personal Gaming
      PlayerPerPerson Personal Gaming 3 months ago

      Triggered Lmao 😂👌

    • Aaron D E E
      Aaron D E E 5 months ago

      In other words since this infomation stepped on your cry-baby toes; you call it bias; got ya in other words: 😣😥😥😥😥😥😥😣

  • Toliy K
    Toliy K 9 months ago

    Complete lack of self awareness. hahaha.

  • indiekiduk
    indiekiduk 9 months ago

    Rider or writer?

  • Verum Crepitus
    Verum Crepitus 9 months ago

    That crazy bitch is exactly correct. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has varied greatly throughout time and the primary sources (geologic activity, the ocean, biology) all have an inconceivably larger impact on global CO2 content. We have added a percent or two over the past 100 years which has proven beneficial to biology in the past, as has warming of greater levels than we are currently experiencing. That's called evidence

  • Daichi Hirata
    Daichi Hirata 9 months ago +1

    It’s true the author used many political examples. However, if you already know the confirmation bias, you have already acquired the ability to make valid judgements.
    This video may not be appropriate, but certainly not a crap.

  • OJ
    OJ 10 months ago

    Cut out the stupid noises when you swear, draws more attention to it than actually swearing.

  • 2.88 Mile Mushroom
    2.88 Mile Mushroom 10 months ago

    So sick of these zealots and their fake global-warming. Seriously - sea level haven't risen in over a hundred years. CASE CLOSED !

  • James Clark
    James Clark 10 months ago

    “She might leave out the fact that she’s a bad person”…

  • James Clark
    James Clark 10 months ago

    Name one female U.S. President

  • Rosanna Miller
    Rosanna Miller 10 months ago

    I know that I am biased and it is a good thing. Your denial of your own bias tells me all I need to know.

  • Rosanna Miller
    Rosanna Miller 10 months ago

    Fact: Bias, in and of itself is neither good or bad. What makes it good or bad is whether the thing they are biased toward is good or bad.
    Fact: When people have a wrong understanding of "bias", they will be biased in a wrong way.
    Fact: Everyone is biased. What matters is whether a person is biased, in a good or bad way.

  • Brian Pex
    Brian Pex 10 months ago +11

    Lol. Liberal video (obviously) on confirmation bias. Hysterical.

    • Aaron D E E
      Aaron D E E Month ago

      Man o man I hope that was meant to be funny!

  • Morphée
    Morphée 10 months ago +4

    "Can you name one female US president ?"
    I had immediately an answer : there has been none in US history...