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The Psychology of Road Rage Explained: Why Do We Get Mad When Driving?

By |2019-09-19T14:33:48+03:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever shouted obscenities at a passing driver for the smallest thing but felt completely justified? Are you usually mild-mannered but find that behind the wheel of a car you're a totally different person? You’re probably prone to road rage. But what causes it and why do normal people react in this aggressive way? [...]

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-09-13T21:29:04+03:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are in the middle of WWII. [...]

What Is Negativity Bias and 6 Ways It Secretly Affects Your Perception

By |2019-08-23T13:39:03+03:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Ever wondered by the negative things always stick in your mind more than the positive? The reason is negativity bias. What is negativity bias and why are we prone to it? It’s common to hold on to the negative things said about us rather than the compliments we receive. They can stay on your mind [...]

What Is Planning Fallacy and 4 Ways You Can Avoid It

By |2019-08-23T13:40:56+03:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

If you feel your organization skills are somewhat lacking, you may be falling victim to the planning fallacy. We are all guilty of mistaken planning, leaving us rushing to meet deadlines and finish tasks we thought we had plenty of time to finish. However, it happens to some of us more than others. If you [...]

The False Consensus Effect and How It Distorts Our Thinking

By |2019-08-23T13:41:03+03:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been shocked that people don't agree with you when you assumed they would? You may be experiencing the false consensus effect. What is the false consensus effect? False consensus effect is a cognitive bias which causes people to overestimate the normality of their opinions, beliefs, values, and preferences. This leads to the [...]

The Bandwagon Effect: How It Affects Your Decisions without You Knowing

By |2019-08-23T13:41:11+03:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

We all like to think we are completely unbiased when we make decisions, but, actually, there are a number of things that influence us. One of them is the Bandwagon Effect. What is the Bandwagon Effect? The Bandwagon Effect is a psychological cognitive bias in which people do, say or believe something, despite their own [...]

4 Signs of Overconfidence Bias and How It Affects You Judgement

By |2019-08-23T13:39:10+03:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Overconfidence bias is something we are all guilty of and we may not even realize how much it affects our judgment. What is overconfidence bias? Overconfidence bias, or the overconfidence effect, is a bias established in a person’s subjective confidence of their judgments. As a result, that person will consider their judgments as much more [...]

What Is the Barnum Effect and How It Can Be Used to Fool You

By |2019-08-23T13:41:19+03:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever read your horoscope and thought that it was amazingly accurate? You might just be a victim of the Barnum Effect. The Barnum Effect, also known as the Forer Effect, occurs when people believe that vague and general descriptions are accurate representations of traits that belong to them personally. The phrase indicates a [...]