The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

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I believe to participate in discussions (on-line or in person) with other professionals is essential to one’s growth. Often when involved in these discussions I run across some who just don’t present a rational position. There are many innocent reasons for this irrational very human flaw. Try not to be victim to these cognitive biases. As they say ‘the first step is to realise that you may be a victim of your own biases.” Self-reflection is difficult. Good luck with the growth! Here’s a thought-provoking article I stumbled across on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Enjoy.

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

Be Careful What You Believe! Bad Science is BAD!

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Be cautions of “opinion based” discoveries with “bias” research to back it up!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/massive-international-project-raises-questions-about-the-validity-of-psychology-research/

Not all evidence can be trusted. Being a SKEPTIC is a good thing.

http://www.nature.com/news/over-half-of-psychology-studies-fail-reproducibility-test-1.18248

How we tell the difference between reality and fantasy – Verification

quote-with-insufficient-data-it-is-easy-to-go-wrong-carl-sagan-263897Any one who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the “anticipation of Nature,” that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with; and, not unfrequently, in spite of a long career of usefulness, turned out to be wholly erroneous in the long run.— Thomas Henry Huxley