• 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. [...]

  • Impact Bias unhappiness

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Benefits of Slow Thinking

5 Benefits of Slow Thinking, According to Science

By |2020-06-01T23:07:06+03:00March 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 [...]

  • distinction bias

How Distinction Bias Is Tricking You into Making the Wrong Choices

By |2020-06-01T23:35:27+03:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

We all like to think we are in control of our decisions, but these are often influenced by many factors around us, leading our thought processes in one direction. What is distinction bias? Distinction bias is the influence of making a choice when presented with two similar options side by side simultaneously. This is a [...]

  • Fear of the Unknown

8 Signs Fear of the Unknown Is Keeping You Stuck in Life and What to Do

By |2020-06-01T23:50:44+03:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

The fear of the unknown could also be seen as a fear of failure. Let’s face it, the unknown may or may not work. That’s the biggest catch. There are those, most of us even, that feel better living an easy convenient life void of too many surprises. Sometimes my life is like that because [...]

  • micromanaging boss

4 Signs of a Micromanaging Boss and What to Do If You Have One

By |2020-06-01T23:53:39+03:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Personality, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

The day to day grind of working in an office can lead one to think that their experience is the norm. However, having a manager that monitors everything and a lack of freedom at work can harm both your performance and well-being. In this post, we explore the 4 signs that you have a micromanaging [...]