Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

11-2013

Abstract

In an invited commentary, Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at SMU, Professor David Chan explained how a confirmatory bias influences the way people treat information that contradicts their existing beliefs, positions or actions. He suggested ways to react constructively to contrary information and applied the issues to managing disagreements between the Government and citizens or advocacy groups.

Discipline

Public Policy | Social Policy

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Straits Times

ISSN

1692-9344

Publisher

Singapore Press holdings

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