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
In recent posts I talked about the growing significance of Information operations. Or maybe I didn’t who really knows. But I’ve recently discovered a documentary called HYPERNORMALISATON by filmmaker Adam Curtis. I can’t say that I’m in love with the actual footage used in the film and the music is overpowering, but it is worth… Read More Is this real life?
For selfish reasons I’m going to start a series on common biases and TTPS to counter them. I’ll Update this post as I go with links to the individual posts. Here’s the list I’m going to try and tackle, If you think of one I forgot let me know in the comments: Anchoring Sunk Cost… Read More Cognitive Bias Study Introduction
First of all Die Hard is a Christmas movie…. With that out of the way lets talk about something called “Nakatomi Space” In Geoff Manaugh’s book “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” he describes the concept of Nakatomi space. The Idea is that the Character John McClane is unable to use traditional methods of navigating… Read More Nakatomi-Space
So I work in a business where the way you think has life or death consequences. What I mean by that is it requires the ability to identify bias, and limiting heuristics in my own thinking and in the thinking of others. This becomes important when you are attempting to find the absolute facts of… Read More The Decider
Recently I’ve learned that if you put yourself in a situation where you cannot fail, you usually pull it off. Not a bumpers in the gutter when bowling, God mode in DOOM, kind of can’t fail situation. I’m talking about a “I can’t fail because I’m going to loose something important” situation. By putting myself… Read More It has to work.