Common thinking errors explained, each backed by a scientific study. Food for thought!
The brain isn’t a flawless piece of machinery. Although it is powerful and comes in an easy to carry container, it has it’s weaknesses. A field in psychology which studies these errors, known as biases. Although you can’t upgrade your mental hardware, noticing these biases can clue you into possible mistakes
The entire domain of the scientific method has largely been an effort to overcome the natural inclination towards bias in reasoning.
Common thinking errors
1) Confirmation Bias
2) Hindsight Bias
3) Clustering Illusion
4) Recency Effect
5) Anchoring Bias
6) Overconfidence Effect
7) Fundamental Attribution Error