Motivated reasoning
Motivated reasoning
Factors that drive motivated reasoning (emotion based reasoning)
Religion, politics, family, school, peers
Earliest beliefs have priority
How do you recognize that you're using motivated reasoning?
When you rely on limited sources (peers, political cohort...)
When you cite only the poorest sources of your opposition
When you associate primarily with those who share your convictions
When you uncritically accept information
When you rely only on rationalizing
Motivated reasoning at wikipedia, Video, more

Motivated reasoning @ skepdic, Science denial

Where knowledge comes from, Metacognition, Bounded rationality

The right wing brain, Cultural affirmation, Making decisions

Cognitive biases, Mooney on motivated reasoning

Morton's demon - listen to what you like, ignore what you dislike

Atheism & science, The case for motivated reasoning, Kunda (pdf)

A classic example of motivated reasoning

Why people believe misinformation