Cognitive Bias is Alive and Well and NO ONE is Immune

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?

Two great studies on Cognitive Bias:

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain: Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?

“The most effective check against them, as Kahneman says, is from the outside: Others can perceive our errors more readily than we can.”

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How To Recognize And Overcome Your Biases

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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List of Cognitive Biases
Cognitive biases fall into one of four categories, depending upon their origin:
– too much information
– not enough meaning
– the need to act quickly
– the limits of memory

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