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5 Ways Impact Bias Is Making You Unhappy

By |2020-03-23T15:06:49+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

When we dream of winning the lottery, we imagine that we will always be happy. But what if the way we imagine the future is not reflective of how we truly experience it? The impact bias explores the phenomena whereby we tend to overestimate our emotional response to future changes in our environment. In this [...]

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How to Avoid Emotional Distancing in Times of Social Distancing

By |2020-03-23T00:50:13+02:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

When we feel lonely or overwhelmed by the situation we are in, we can easily fall into the trap of emotionally distancing ourselves from others. In this post, we will look at how you can avoid emotional distancing when socially distancing. The effects of the coronavirus have been more far-reaching than most of us could [...]

  • Willful Ignorance Examples

What Is Willful Ignorance & 5 Examples of How It Works

By |2020-03-19T20:24:54+02:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Willful ignorance is built on the deliberate avoidance of evidence that doesn’t match one’s existing beliefs. This can be a defense mechanism as it allows us to create a world we feel safe in, akin to confirmation bias. However, it is also often apparent in behavior that is socially harmful. In this post, we will [...]

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Persecution Complex: What Causes It & What Are the Symptoms?

By |2020-03-18T20:22:17+02:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you sometimes feel that everyone is against you? That the world has it in for you? Or that people are out to get you? You could be suffering from a persecution complex. Those statements might sound pretty outrageous, and to most of us, they are. However, did you know that according to research, at [...]

  • outcome bias

Outcome Bias: How It Leads You to Disaster & How to Avoid It

By |2020-03-17T15:12:29+02:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

Cognitive biases shape our everyday experiences and influence our decision-making. But one bias, in particular, can be extremely dangerous – the outcome bias. What Is an Outcome Bias? The outcome bias can make you focus on the end result and ignore the risks along the way. When we already know the outcome of a specific [...]

  • status quo bias

What Is Status Quo Bias and How It Leads You to a Mediocre Life

By |2020-03-15T16:53:41+02:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Status quo bias is a powerful cognitive bias that can affect you so severely that it leads you to live a mediocre life. There are many different cognitive biases which can have a powerful impact on our psyches and our lives. One of the most common ones is status quo bias. It stops people from [...]

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Known Unknowns vs Unknown Unknowns: Two Sides of Ignorance

By |2020-03-14T17:38:47+02:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you how a CD worked, how confident would you feel in explaining it to me? Let’s say from 1-10? A 7, 8 perhaps? Okay, go on then, explain it, but in so much detail that I completely understand. Not so confident now? We’re talking about a phenomenon called known unknowns and unknown [...]

  • Benefits of Slow Thinking

5 Benefits of Slow Thinking, According to Science

By |2020-03-12T22:21:55+02:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In a world where everything inexorably requires us to speed up, most people’s intuition tells them that being faster is better. However, according to research, our intuition may not always be as good as we think it is. Moreover, thinking slow may have several benefits over fast thinking in a variety of settings. In this [...]