Cognitive Bias: Survivorship Bias

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Survivorship Bias

Wikipedia defines this as: Concentrating on the people or things that "survived" some process and inadvertently overlooking those that didn't because of their lack of visibility.

This could be demonstrated by the white male who denies the existence of police brutality because he's never personally been a victim.

"If you don't break the law, then law enforcement will leave you alone."

Created: Jun 13, 2017

Tags: cognitive bias, survivorship bias, it won't happen to me, denying doesn't make it untrue

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