Bored? Need something to read? Want me to tell you about a book? Look at the MW Reading list. All of the books here are one’s I’ve read and recommend. Don’t take my word for it though.
A winter storm took out the internet and electricity where I live. It’s not fully back up yet, but as soon as it is i’ll post more..
This is about half way in the Cognitive Bias Study Negativity bias, aka the negativity effect, is the idea that, even when evidence is of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. This is a real thing. I know… Read More Bias Study: Negativity Bias
Recently there was a series of articles published in the Washington Post and New York Times about the Internet Research Agency or IRA. Both articles covered a recent congressional reports from Oxford’s Computational Propaganda Project. These guys are doing great work and it’s worth spending some time at their site. The reports mentioned in these articles… Read More The Red Scare
We are going to take a short brake from the Bias study to look at something slightly different. I was thinking what’s the point of being able to deal with all these mental traps, if you can’t express yourself correctly. Why learn all of this stuff if your words are just going to be twisted… Read More Don’t Do It.
This is the fifth post in the Bias Study. This is everyone’s favorite… If you found this blog, you probably know about the confirmation bias. But as to not fall into the Curse of Knowledge. The Confirmation Bias is when you seek out “facts that confirm your preconceived idea of the truth. There is a… Read More Bias Study: Confirmation Bias
This is the Second post in the Bias Study. The Sunk Cost Fallacy is the concept where you stick to a decision because of all the time and effort already spent coming to a conclusion. This doesn’t have to be a monetary issue. The sunk cost fallacy can pertain to emotional cost, or intellectual cost,… Read More Bias Study: The Sunk Cost Fallacy