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I want a term for the tendency of individuals to confirm their existing biases/opinions by seeking out and reinforcing their opinions with like-minded individuals (as far as I know, this is distinct from confirmation bias).

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  • $\begingroup$ I've seen this phenomenon referred to as "homophilic bubble" when it happens at work, and your coworkers views reinforce your own. Apparently same can happen with internet searches: csci12vp.blogspot.com/2014/03/internet-homophilic-bubble.html $\endgroup$ – Alex Stone Mar 25 '16 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexStone it beats the alternative. $\endgroup$ – user9634 Sep 26 '16 at 17:39
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Self-selection bias is probably the best domain specific term. Generally, this is called assortativity, as in assortative mating.

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