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cognitive bias

Cognitive bias hides THE REAL behind the Veil.

The Veil acts as an emotional barrier to painful truth.

We have no idea how biased we are


"One nagging thing I don't understand about myself is why I often succumb to well-known cognitive biases, even though I am acutely aware of them.

One would think explicit knowledge of well-documented cognitive biases and years of experience with them would allow a person to override them.

But it doesn't." - David Buss


"One nagging thing I don't understand about myself is why I'm still fooled by incidental feelings.

Some 25 years ago I studied how gloomy weather makes one's whole life look bad - unless one becomes aware of the weather and attributes one's gloomy mood to the gloomy sky, which eliminates the influence.

You'd think I learned that lesson and now know how to deal with gloomy skies. I don't, they still get me." - Norbert Schwarz



Actor-observer bias - the tendency to judge behavior by overemphasizing the influence of personality and underemphasizing the influence of situation coupled with the opposite tendency when judging oneself

Anchoring bias - the tendency to weight one variable too heavily

Attentional bias - inclination to neglect relevant data in correlation

Authority bias - tendency to lean on expert opinion

Belief bias - logical strength of an argument based on conclusion

Blind spot bias - inability to see one's own cognitive biases

Choice-supportive bias - things always work out as intended

Confirmation bias - information that confirms preconceptions

Conformity Bias - the meme ate your self-determination

The Human Condition - Conformity Bias

Congruence bias - direct testing while neglecting indirect testing

Correspondence bias - drawing correspondent inferences from behavior

Consistency bias - failure to recognize evolution of personal worldview

Creativity bias - tendency to reject untried new creations

Distinction bias - the tendency to view two options as more dissimilar when evaluating them simultaneously than when evaluating them separately

Egocentric bias - tendency to believe you are greater than you are

Empathy bias - the tendency to be empathetic only to the in-group

Expectation bias - tendency to certify data that agrees with expectations and demonize data that conflicts with contractual obligations.

Exposure bias - tendency to be comforted be the familiar

Extraordinary bias - overvaluation of anything due to emotional attachment

False consensus bias - the tendency to overestimate agreement

Framing bias - misdirection through incorrect framing of a situation

Hindsight bias - neurotic expectation of predictability

Impact bias - inability to properly judge attributes of future emotional states

Information bias - rational dissociative calisthenics

Ingroup bias - biological reality

Hostile attributional bias - aggressive reaction to apparent hostile intent

Notational bias - symbols are mistaken for real things

Omission bias - judging harmful action worse than equally harmful omissions

Optimism bias - excesive optimism about the outcome of planned actions

Outcome bias - acceptable results signify good decisions

Outgroup homogeneity bias - the tendency to see peers as more varied

Positive outcome bias - overestimating the probability of good

Negative outcome bias - overestimating the probability of evil

Overconfidence bias - overconfidence in one's own abilities

Preference bias - the tendency to gravitate to the familiar

Primacy bias - assuming causal events are more important than outcome

Projection bias - assuming others share similar thought patterns

Recency bias - judging recent events as more important than earlier events

Restraint bias - the tendency to overestimate one's ability to show restraint

Status quo bias - the tendency to like things as they are

Selection bias - selecting data to conform to needs

Self-serving bias - claiming more responsibility for success than failure

Separation bias - conceiving oneself as independent of the environment

Specialist's bias - looking at things through the lens of one's own specialty

Stereotyping bias - projecting group traits - race, class, sex - on individuals

Subadditivity bias - mammals are probable, gaia is improbable

Trait ascription bias - seeing oneself as more flexible than most

Zero-sum bias - the tendency to view life as a zero-sum game

Zero-risk bias - reducing a small risk to zero before noting a greater risk




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