BIAS OF THE WEEK

Ostrich Effect

The fear of receiving bad news can lead patients to ignore important warning signs or delay seeking treatment. 

This can result in worsening health conditions or the spread of undiagnosed diseases. 

We have a tendency to avoid negative or unpleasant information.

See the full study here :

Karlsson, N., Loewenstein, G. & Seppi, D. The ostrich effect: Selective attention to information. J Risk Uncertain 38, 95–115 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11166-009-9060-6

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Mere-Exposure Effect

Einstellung Effect

Cryptomnesia