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11th Annual TMCA Symposium

Austin, Texas
Sat, 10/17/2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thompson Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Partner Michael Kuhn will present, "Overcoming Confirmation Bias in Mediation." Confirmation bias is a tendency to favor information that confirms one's own preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true. This form of bias appears most strongly in emotionally significant issues and explains polarization, entrenched belief perseverance, and irrational, arbitrary or illusory analysis of facts and circumstances relating to a dispute. This session will explore creative strategies and solutions that can break through confirmation bias and move toward a collaborative approach to problem solving.