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26 Reasons Why What You Think is Right is Wrong

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  1. Koios

    Koios Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2007
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    Quite interesting:

    26 Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong

    1. Bandwagon effect - the tendency to do (or believe) things because many other people do (or believe) the same. Related to groupthink, herd behaviour, and manias. Carl Jung pioneered the idea of the collective unconscious which is considered by Jungian psychologists to be responsible for this cognitive bias.
    2. Bias blind spot - the tendency not to compensate for one’s own cognitive biases.
    3. Choice-supportive bias - the tendency to remember one’s choices as better than they actually were.
    4. Confirmation bias - the tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions.
    5. Congruence bias - the tendency to test hypotheses exclusively through direct testing.
    6. Contrast effect - the enhancement or diminishment of a weight or other measurement when compared with recently observed contrasting object.
    7. Déformation professionnelle - the tendency to look at things according to the conventions of one’s own profession, forgetting any broader point of view.
    8. Disconfirmation bias - the tendency for people to extend critical scrutiny to information which contradicts their prior beliefs and uncritically accept information that is congruent with their prior beliefs.
    9. Endowment effect - the tendency for people to value something more as soon as they own it.
    10. Focusing effect - prediction bias occurring when people place too much importance on one aspect of an event; causes error in accurately predicting the utility of a future outcome.
    11. Hyperbolic discounting - the tendency for people to have a stronger preference for more immediate payoffs relative to later payoffs, the closer to the present both payoffs are.
    12. Illusion of control - the tendency for human beings to believe they can control or at least influence outcomes which they clearly cannot.
    13. Impact bias - the tendency for people to overestimate the length or the intensity of the impact of future feeling states.
    14. Information bias - the tendency to seek information even when it cannot affect action.
    15. Loss aversion - the tendency for people to strongly prefer avoiding losses over acquiring gains (see also sunk cost effects)
    16. Neglect of probability - the tendency to completely disregard probability when making a decision under uncertainty.
    17. Mere exposure effect - the tendency for people to express undue liking for things merely because they are familiar with them.
    18. Omission bias - The tendency to judge harmful actions as worse, or less moral, than equally harmful omissions (inactions).
    19. Outcome bias - the tendency to judge a decision by its eventual outcome instead of based on the quality of the decision at the time it was made.
    20. Planning fallacy - the tendency to underestimate task-completion times.
    21. Post-purchase rationalization - the tendency to persuade oneself through rational argument that a purchase was a good value.
    22. Pseudocertainty effect - the tendency to make risk-averse choices if the expected outcome is positive, but make risk-seeking choices to avoid negative outcomes.
    23. Selective perception - the tendency for expectations to affect perception.
    24. Status quo bias - the tendency for people to like things to stay relatively the same.
    25. Von Restorff effect - the tendency for an item that “stands out like a sore thumb” to be more likely to be remembered than other items.
    26. Zero-risk bias - preference for reducing a small risk to zero over a greater reduction in a larger risk.

  2. ArmChair General

    ArmChair General Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2007
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    This clearly doesn't apply to me.
  3. Segep

    Segep Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2007
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    Awesome sig armchair
  4. vyo476

    vyo476 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2007
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    Yeah, me either. I swear I'm not exemplifying number one up there by agreeing with you.
  5. palerider

    palerider Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
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    Those sound more like the reasons I think that the left is wrong.
  6. Justinian

    Justinian Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2007
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    What's left of Long Island
    I thought it was a good post. It showed a lot of the things I try and avoid and guard my opinions against. I hate being wrong because that means I've been asserting to other people erroneous claims which is irresponsible. I like this list. I think I'll keep it.
  7. Dude111

    Dude111 Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2008
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    Doesnt apply to me either as everything i think is right IS RIGHT :D

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