🤔 Cognitive bias cheat sheet


Humans are weird and sometimes they act in a completely irrational way. These irrationalities are called by scientists "cognitive biases" and are studied in psychology and behavioural economics to explain seemingly weird behaviour, like doing things that go directly against our own best interest. Learning about cognitive biases is probably the single most important step towards truly understanding human decision making. In total, there are 175 cognitive biases with a lot of overlapping between them. In this article, Buster Benson goes through all of them and groups them into 20, high-level, unique mental strategies.


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