Tag Archives: Cognitive Bias

Two Types of Thinking

The Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Danny Kahneman, has just released an excellent book entitled Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman is the grandfather of the cognitive science revolution, with significant contributions dating back to the early… Read more

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Jumping To Conclusions – Base Rate Neglect

In his bestselling book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell describes the power of rapid, instinctive thinking.  He explains how medical doctors, counterintuitively, can make improved diagnoses with less information and analysis.  While there may be instances… Read more

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Hail to the Chief! – Leadership Attribution Bias

The American football season has kicked off, the Presidential race for 2012 is in motion, and corporate earnings season is right around the corner.  What do these three disparate events have in common?  They all lead to the human propensity to… Read more

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The Blame Game – Fundamental Attribution Error

One of the more common and disruptive behaviors in the workplace is something that behavioral psychologists have named the Fundamental Attribution Error.  It involves attributing people’s actions to their competence or character as opposed to… Read more

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