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Delusional Beliefs

Today I’m going to talk about why people believe stupid things. Like really stupid things. Things that are so clearly wrong that these people must have something wrong with their brains. By that I mean that this is another article on Cognitive Biases. And by ‘these people’ I mean everybody. Since the US in currently […]

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Misplaced Fear

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend recently. Not that it’s a recent trend, I’ve just begun to notice it. People are irrationally afraid of things that they will likely never experience. As an example, let’s look at terrorism. More people seem to be afraid of getting killed in a terrorist attack than they are of being […]

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False Memory

This is part of a series of articles examining Cognitive Biases. Go here to view the rest of the series. The False Memory Bias has been on my mind recently due to an (un)fortunate binge-watching of Netflix’s documentary series Making a Murderer. The documentary covers the trial and conviction of Steven Avery for a crime […]

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Cognitive Biases

If you’ve never been exposed to the idea of Cognitive Biases, you are probably under the impression that people are typically rational. Sure people are misinformed or uninformed or may have a different value system, but you assume that they probably make decisions consistent with the facts that they have. Unfortunately that’s just wrong. The […]

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