One thing I have observed from time to time is that a user wants to do something, and they see a message that says something contrary to what they expect. They seem to unconsciously misread it or not acknowledge what it says, then only realize their mistake later. For instance, a dialog appears saying:
Are you sure you want to delete "Your Most Important File.data"? This cannot be undone.
The user reads it (we have sometimes asked them to make sure they read it). It appears they either misread it or don't grasp what is going on despite looking at the text. The user then clicks "Yes".
The file "Your Most Important File.data" has been deleted.
The user says a swear word and says they didn't realize what was going on.
I know that there are better UI ways to prevent this sort of behavior (such as changing the button text to something that seems less mundane), but I'd like to know if there is a UI/UX term for this type of user behavior where they misread something that is different from what they expect.