Can you avoid mistakes in all these areas?
- Decision making
- Other cognitive processes
Mistakes often occur as a result of keeping one’s preferences and beliefs, regardless of contrary truthful information.
Perhaps you have considered yourself a sound decision-maker?
Do you know that we are ALL susceptible to cognitive bias?
Have a look at the resources below:
Your brain and cognitive bias – BBC Ideas – An excellent video of around 6 minutes.
“Is your brain your own worst enemy? An exploration of the world of cognitive bias. Have you fallen into any of these mind traps recently?”
20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions | Business Insider – A good infographic outlining 20 common biases that screw up our decision-making.
If you want help overcoming cognitive bias, and becoming better at thinking clearly and accurately, please contact me. I first became aware of this problem in my own life over 30 years ago, so have extensive experience in ‘walking the talk’.
One thing I like about being able to think with better critical thinking skills is that I look less silly to others, who can see my biases. Who doesn’t want to seem smarter?