Hindsight Bias: Why We Overestimate Our Ability to Predict Events

They say hindsight is a wonderful thing, but don’t you just hate it when people say things like ‘I told you that would happen’ or ‘I just knew it all along’? Are they particularly gifted in their ability to see into the future or predict the past? I’m afraid not.…

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

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…

6 Cognitive Effects That Distort the Way You Think

Cognitive effects can distort the way you think, increase anxiousness, and lead to numerous other difficulties. However, they are usually thought patterns viewing reality in an inaccurate and, typically, negative way. An example might be thinking “I am the unluckiest person on the planet”. As a result of this sort…