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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We're all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!

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Every person creates their own social reality. The way you view the world is completely subjective because we all have cognitive biases.

The concept of cognitive biases was introduced in 1972 by two psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman. A cognitive bias is a systematic thinking error that impacts judgments, and therefore, our decisions.

As of this writing, there are 106 decision-making related cognitive biases known! We all make these errors. So there's no point in trying to become a perfect thinker. It's impossible.

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what are you, my therapist?
good stuff, thanks.
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#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 05:40 PM | Reply

"However, with practice, you can avoid some thinking mistakes that many of us make."

The thing is, you have to practice.

Most right-wingers won't even accept the work of Kahmeman and the conclusions he draws.

They aren't going to practice getting better at thinking. They don't believe it's a thing.

Riddle me this: Why would you need to think when you already know all the answers?

Trump and the Deplorables simply don't need to think.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-09 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

i find many simply don't know how --ignorance is still public enemy #1.
problem is they condemn LONG prior to ANY investigation.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-01-09 11:04 PM | Reply

Poor H-Rat

Suffering in exile....

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-01-10 12:59 PM | Reply

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