Confirmation bias wants you to stay in your comfort zone. This cognitive bias causes us to seek out opinions we already agree with and dismiss opposing views--regardless of the facts. Confirmation bias and other cognitive biases are part of being human, but they can also make it hard to keep an open mind. How can we train our brains away from cognitive bias?
Challenge your confirmation bias like Myles suggests in the video! Choose an issue you feel strongly about and create an infographic showing BOTH the pro and con of the issue. Analyze both sides to make sure you really understand what the other side thinks.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.