126. Debiasing: How to Change Your Mind | THUNK

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In this step you'll learn about cognitive biases and how to reduce their effects. Cognitive biases are a whole set of consistent errors with how humans perceive and process information. Daniel Willingham's 2007 paper makes a compelling case that abstract critical thinking skills tend to be trapped in whatever context we first learned them. To reduce the risk of bias, strategies such as getting comfortable, looking like you're thinking hard, getting into someone else's head, considering the opposite, and perspective hindsight can be employed.