Continuing our series “The Human Mormon Mind,” we had the chance to gather a wonderful panel, consisting of Brian Dillman, Laurel Sandberg-Armstrong, Brian Kissell, and Paul Barker in order to discuss the topic of confirmation bias. We discuss the bias in a general way and go into detail on the many instances that we Mormons exhibit this way of thinking.

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Brian Kissell has a deep love for Mormon podcasts, as they have been an extremely influential tool for him as he has traveled on this wonderful faith journey within the Mormon World. He believes in big tent Mormonism, and is interested in recognizing better ways to value and increase diversity, while simultaneously increasing our ability as a culture for differing individuals to talk to each other in more productive and healthy ways. Brian is also the host of a few other podcasts. One of these is a short faithful devotional podcast centered around Mormon quotes which can be found at Another is a psychology podcast which can be found at

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