See if you can find any application for these human factors revealed in research and aviation experience:
- We tend to "seek out and trust information that confirms what we already think or believe or want to believe, and avoid or discount information that goes against what we believe or want to believe."
- We "are more likely to notice information that we agree with or consider positive rather than focusing in on information that is contrary to our beliefs or goals."
- We "will ask questions so that an affirmative answer supports what (we) want to do."
- We "tend to give a lot more weight to the information that we receive early in a communication over information that is received later."
- The costs of proceeding in our desired course, in the face of more careful alternatives, are often unknown while the costs of not pressing on are often more certain.
(Quotes taken from "Looking for Confirmation" by Jay Hopkins, Flying, April 2012 pp. 26-28.)