Thus far, I found the concepts and ideas explored in the very first chapter of Lilienfeld to be the most interesting. I think it is very important to learn critical thinking skills and to be aware of our misconceptions and biases that may impair our reasoning in research or even everyday life. A specific example of one of these concepts is confirmation bias, which is the tendency we have to seek information that will reinforce our beliefs or predictions and dismiss any information that contradicts them. I fall victim to this bad habit often, especially with the news and current events. To verify a story I may seek news sources that will validate what I believe to be true or want to be true. Or sometimes not even investigate it at all to confirm that I have all the relevant details and information. I believe prevention against confirmation bias is a very important aspect of critical thinking and important to be aware of and keep in mind in any type of evaluation or analysis.