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Cognitive Biases

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posted Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00 AM

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Bo Bennett, PhD

Social Scientist, Business Consutlant

About Bo Bennett, PhD

You can read my full bio at http://www.BoBennett.com.

A "cognitive bias" is to the brain as an optical illusion is to the eyes. Both play tricks on the mind, but cognitive biases are far more common yet less known. A key to thinking critically is to recognize your own biases and compensate for them. For example, I happen to be very optimistic (optimism bias). Knowing this about myself allows me to apply deeper thought to my initial optimistic feelings and make a more realistic assessment of a situation.

What are your biases? How can you compensate for them?

Bo Bennett, PhD
Founder and Developer of http://www.YourWebEmpire.com — A modular, web-based platform designed to quickly and easily create multiple attractive and highly-functional web properties.

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