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    Perceptual Bias and Judgmental Bias: America in Iraq

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    How did perceptual bias and judgmental bias influence President Bush's decision to lead America into the 2003 war in Iraq?

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    President Bush was a poster child for someone who engages in perceptual bias that affects information uptake as well judgmental bias affecting acceptance criteria for positive and negative outcomes. Because humans are emotional creatures, perceptual bias distorts rational thinking as a result of pressures to perform, incomplete information, personal interests, and other areas of perception such as overconfidence bias, anchoring bias, confirmation bias, and availability bias. Not only ...

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    This response looks at how perceptual and judgemental biases influenced America's war in Iraq.