Cognitive biases are a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception of the input. An individual's construction of social reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behaviour in the social world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.
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Apart from cognitive biases, what else can I learn?
Based on the Cognitive Bias Codex print from DesignHacks.
We researched the definitions of each bias and added a few must-read recommendations.
Based on 'Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites'. An ever-growing list of patterns designed to make you buy stuff.
A curated list of over 300 mental models from various books and sources to help you make better decisions. Each comes with a recommended read.
Great, so I learn about all the cognitive biases, and I'll be able to make better decisions, right?
If only it were so easy. The bad news is that, even if you remember all the cognitive biases, you'll probably never become that bastion of rationality you'd like to be. The more you learn, the more you think you know better and, sadly, your cognitive biases will still overcome you some times.
You should, however, develop your critical thinking skills; you should identify more biases in yourself and occasionally be able to correct them. That has to be a win, right?
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