Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ biases

August 9, 2023 • 9:00 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “told,” continues with songs about cognitive biases; the last one featured a ditty about the “sunk cost fallacy”.

Today’s bias, “reactance”, can be characterized this way:

Reactance bias is doing something different from what someone wants you to do in reaction to a perceived attempt to constrain your freedom of choice. Reactance bias can occur when you feel pressured to accept a certain view and can lead to a strengthening of resolve for an alternative view, regardless of its relative merits.

And of course the Divine Duo, by crossing the barmaid, demonstrates exactly what they’re singing about.

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9 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ biases

    1. I’m one of your patrons. Thanks for your great strip.
      Also, thanks for letting us know who the off-screen voice is.

    1. I’m wondering, though, whether Jesus & Mo are presenting symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder more than betraying a reactance bias.

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