As you know, I send daily emails. If you were busy and couldn’t read everything, I share this email every Sunday with quick summaries of what I have shared in the week. Time to catch up.
Mar 8 | Coginitive Biases and Critical Thinking | This entire week all my emails will be about one of these five biases: Confirmation Bias, Actor Observer Bias, Curse of Knowledge, Sunk Cost Fallacy and The Availability Heuristic.
Mar 9 | [Cognitive Bias] The Confirmation Bias | Biases affect you even when you’re aware of them and actively try to correct the errors.The worst offender and the most common bias any human being has is known as Confirmation Bias.
Mar 10 | [Cognitive Bias] Actor-Observer Bias | This is the belief that when something bad happens in your life, you are an actor (responsible) for it. However, when something bad happens in my life, I’m merely an observer in it.
Mar 11 | [Cognitive Bias] Curse of Knowledge | Curse of Knowledge is a problem that affects experts after a certain period of teaching concepts to others.Take the curse and turn into a blessing. Use this Blessing of Knowledge, and make big, long-lasting impact on the lives of your learners!
Mar 12 | [Cognitive Bias] Sunk Cost Fallacy | The amount of time (or money or emotion) we have already invested in something has (or should have) no bearing on the amount of time (or money or emotion) that we need to continue investing.
Mar 13 | [Cognitive Bias] The Availability Heuristic | The Availability Heuristic is a cognitive bias which makes people think that whatever comes easily to mind has to be correct.