Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?
Two great studies on Cognitive Bias:
“The most effective check against them, as Kahneman says, is from the outside: Others can perceive our errors more readily than we can.”
Covers racism, sexism, and some other -isms.
Far from mere -isms, however, cognitive bias colors, distorts, and sometimes utterly obscures the way humans see the world. Many people have been absolutely certain X is true, based on the totality of their education, training, and life’s experiences only to learn, often the hard way, that X wasn’t true at all. Often, they thought Y to be false when Y was actually true.
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