January 11, 2021 Scientific Evidence

Experts Are Not Immune from Cognitive Biases

Jules Epstein

It may be silly, but it bears repeating—experts are people too, subject to a variety of influences that may distort their thinking, approach, and conclusions without realizing this is occurring. This understanding of expert non-neutrality is nothing new—the 2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward emphasized this.

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