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dc.contributor.authorXiao, Cindy
dc.description1 broadside. Designed using Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores a method that teachers could implement to reduce confirmation bias among students. Two experimental groups were created: an “intervention group”, where students were taught ways to reduce confirmation bias in an informative and interactive manner, and a “lecture only” group, where students were taught in an informative however non-interactive manner. Data collected from the study measured the number of confirmatory versus disconfirmatory searches students made when asked to evaluate or seek for evidence and when given either an artificial hypothesis scenario or prior belief scenario. Although our hypothesis that the intervention group will engage in significantly more disconfirming evidence searches compared to the lecture only group was not shown, this study continues to support the robustness of confirmation bias and how future research in reducing its effects is still needed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Psychology. VanLiere Symposium, 2018en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology VanLiere Symposium Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleTeaching Psychology: An Exploration Into the Methods of Reducing Confirmation Biasen_US

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