Cognitive Bias; Information Bias

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Information Bias

Wikipedia defines this as: The tendency to seek information even when it cannot affect action.

A new mom could be googling "fever in infants" following an elevated temperature in her newborn son.

"It says here that fever can lead to chronic illness, slow cognitive development or even death!"

(The caption could be remixed better, but it's pretty common for new parents to overload on information and assume the worst. That's the basic seed I'm getting at with this one 🙂)

Created: Jun 13, 2017

Tags: cognitive bias, information bias, too much info, new mom, panic

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