We’ve explored the concept of cognitive bias here before, and it’s an important idea to continuously remind ourselves of, as we all are prone to fall prey to problematic thinking each day, given our brain’s reliance on short cuts, heuristics and stereotypes.
Here’s a useful short video from the Royal Society on “Understanding Unconscious Bias” to give you a quick refresher, or introduction, as the case may be:
Further posts here on the topic:
- Why Democracy Solves Social Problems Better Than Markets or Hierarchies
- How Can We Mitigate the Errors in Our Minds?
- The Majority Illusion
- Become Aware of Your Cognitive Biases
- Scientists are at the mercy of cognitive bias, too