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Adj.1.disconfirming - not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.disconfirming - establishing as invalid or untrue
unsupportive - not furnishing support or assistance
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Nurses' confirming/ disconfirming responses to patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
One of root causes of the status quo bias is confirmation bias, which is a psychological tendency to only pay attention to information that confirms our existing views of the world and disregard disconfirming information.
It is telling that Uhomoibhi does not explain why his force of 20,000 personnel doesn't gather evidence disconfirming Amnesty's findings.
In other words, a bias toward confirming that success produces positive feelings predicted lower levels of Isolation and increased levels of Self-Kindness; a bias toward disconfirming that failure leads to negative feelings predicted increased levels of Common Humanity.
disconfirming experience): "All of the sudden instead of a very old pattern that I have had, of being isolated, seeing myself as separate, all of the sudden, just all this love in the room, all these people that were just there, were meeting my gaze, were just being present with me.
Instead, when confronted with disconfirming evidence, it finds ways to fit the new information to the old model, resisting the hard, scary work of a radical adjustment.
It's not just that it puts disconfirming information right there on the page, where it can't be missed.
Common mistakes that occur during the hypothesizing phase include not considering alternative explanations, discounting the disconfirming data, or not including the correct hypothesis in the initial list (Carpenito).
Jeanette era at J&A represent important disconfirming evidence that must be considered.
In a number of regional case studies, selected for agro-ecological (and possibly also socio-economic) diversity, investigate the overall causal framework of case-specific individual research-based innovations, using active searching for disconfirming evidence as a validation criterion
Results indicated that, 1000 msec after reading the last word of the context sentences, high working memory capacity participants had shorter naming latencies for the confirming words that followed the predicting sentences than the control sentences, and longer naming latencies for the disconfirming target words that followed the predicting relative to the control sentences.
Disconfirming evidence, on the other hand, were statements in direct contrast to category.