Have you ever been tricked by a 50%-off sticker? Have you ever incorrectly assumed the auto-correct on your phone was accurately spelling the word you need? Have you ever argued with someone online successfully only for them to sink their heels in and fight harder? Do you have a relative that really believes in UFOs?
Then, you may have dealt with some of these 50 common biases in your own life. Our brains are wired for survival, not accuracy, so it makes sense that we don’t quite process information like a computer would. With culture and technology changing so quickly, it’s no surprise that these biases keep getting in the way. In fact, some biases have evolved for the times, like “digital amnesia.”
With so many tools we have at our disposal for understanding one another, it’s important that we don’t let cognitive biases get in the way. So, whether you’re arguing with someone online or trying to decide what to buy, being aware of your own biases is a powerful tool for making better choices.
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