• intellectual dishonesty signs

5 Signs of Intellectual Dishonesty and How to Beat It

By |2020-06-01T20:41:07+03:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever ignored or avoided a tough question? Do you find it hard to admit to making errors? Or perhaps you are dismissive of the arguments of others and employ double standards to how you interpret things. If any of these ring a little bit true, then you are likely demonstrating intellectual dishonesty. In [...]

  • just-world hypothesis

Just-World Hypothesis & Examples of How It Fools You

By |2020-06-01T20:48:24+03:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Do you think that life is fair and that generally speaking, people get what they deserve? If so, you may have fallen victim to the Just-World Hypothesis. What Is the Just-World Hypothesis? The just-world hypothesis is a tendency to believe that the world is a just place and that we all end up with what [...]

  • Hindsight Bias

Hindsight Bias: Why We Overestimate Our Ability to Predict Events

By |2020-06-01T22:45:54+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

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. They are more likely to [...]

  • cognitive ease

What Is Cognitive Ease and How It Blocks Your Critical Thinking

By |2020-06-01T22:48:57+03:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Now before you start reading this article, I just want to promise you it is not a political piece. I am only using an event in recent British politics to highlight a way of thinking called cognitive ease. Last December, the Conservative Party won the General Election with a huge majority not seen since WWII. [...]

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5 Ways Impact Bias Is Making You Unhappy

By |2020-06-05T14:41:32+03:00March 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 [...]

  • Willful Ignorance Examples

What Is Willful Ignorance & 5 Examples of How It Works

By |2020-06-01T22:59:20+03:00March 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 [...]

  • persecution complex

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

By |2020-06-01T23:00:17+03:00March 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 |2020-06-01T23:02:29+03:00March 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 [...]