The locus of the myside bias in written argumentation

@article{Wolfe2008TheLO,
  title={The locus of the myside bias in written argumentation},
  author={Christopher R. Wolfe and Mary Anne Britt},
  journal={Thinking \& Reasoning},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={1 - 27}
}
The myside bias in written argumentation entails excluding other side information from essays. To determine the locus of the bias, 86 Experiment 1 participants were assigned to argue either for or against their preferred side of a proposal. Participants were given either balanced or unrestricted research instructions. Balanced research instructions significantly increased the use of other side information. Participants' notes, rather than search patterns, predicted the myside bias. Participants… 
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