Confirmation Bias, aka Why Are There So Many Teslas?

Have you ever bought a new car, and then all of a sudden felt like everybody was driving the same model? The same can be said for almost any type of purchase, or hairstyle, even some of the phrases that you say, right? (See what I did there, have you noticed everyone saying “right” after almost all of their sentences, even if you don’t agree with them?). Most likely you’re experiencing what psychologists call “Confirmation Bias.” Simply put, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor and recall information in a way that affirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses (thank you Wikipedia!). In today’s episode, Tony goes over Kendra Cherry’s article from How Confirmation Bias Works ( He also references Russ Harris’ books The Happiness Trap (, and ACT Made Simple (, as well as Sue Johnson’s Love Sense (

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