Examples Of Motivated Reasoning

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Motivated reasoning occurs when an individual unconsciously condemns information that doesn’t support their belief. We approve of information that we like to hear but at soon as we hear information that we don’t approve of, we immediately attack it. We often don’t even know that we are being biased because we display such a strong belief that we find it absurd that our opinion might not be correct. It is a mistake because we judge information based on our bias which leads to false conclusions, because what we believe is true might not always be true. Motivated reasoning involves us in the making of the conclusion based on our reasoning, not facts. We are not always a reliable source, but our conscious tells us that we believe in is true, it
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