Tuesday, June 24, 2014

58 Cognitive biases

 58 Cognitive biases, article.
...we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias. 


Ivor Tymchak said...

Strange, the article invokes the 'flat earth' myth and suggests that ostriches bury their heads in the sand, neither of which is true (OK, the flat earth idea might have existed before any sort of learning became recorded, but then, lots of crazy ideas existed at that time).

Looks like lazy journalism.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I admit the article is a bit lazy when taken in closer. I posted it anyway, since I think most of us gain from any progress in being aware of our own irrationality. This is a very hard thing.

Anonymous said...

It's definitely lazy but I think is the Cracked Effect. I don't know if they were the first ones to do it or just the best known, but Cracked has hundreds of these articles. They might have called it "58 Shocking Cognitive Biases" or "The 58 Surprising Ways Your Brain Screws With You" of something (it's always "shocking" or "surprising" or something). Usually not very well researched and probably a symptom of the modern short attention span.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I hear you.
This kind of thing has existed for many decades, but Cracked really cranked it up.
It's a good gimmick for web reading.