If the Supreme Court Is Biased, Which Way Does It Lean? (Scientific American)


To illustrate a new Pew Research poll of the Supreme Court’s ideological leanings, the PsySociety blog recalls a 1954 study in which Dartmouth and Princeton students were asked to watch a football game between the two teams. The study found that, although the students watched the same game, each group described the game’s events in a way that favored their own team.

“Essentially, they might have seen the same video, but they certainly did not see the same game. Each team’s fans went into the viewing with their own set of biases and their own pair of eyes, and they ended up seeing what they wanted to see,” says the blog.

Read the full story, published 3/27/13 by Scientific American.

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