Cognitive Biases Abound!

One of the forum topics was confirmation bias.  I had been unfamiliar with the term, but this graphic sums it up:

confirmation bias

Source: https://goo.gl/images/o75B62

It’s important that we recognize our biases as we continue on the path as lifelong learners.  We must be able to critically evaluate the information that inundates us on a daily basis.  A quick search showed me that confirmation bias is not the only one we should be aware of!

1433516609896155794

http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-explains-20-cognitive-biases-that-affect-y-1730901381

Can we avoid all the potential landmines?  Maybe not, but awareness of how we approach (or avoid) topics, research options, and make decisions can only help us to avoid many of the pitfalls that prevent an unbiased resolution.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s