Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 2 - Missing Info Errors
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Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 2 - Missing Info Errors

Become a better critical thinker by learning how to identify cognitive biases that get in the way of rational thinking.
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Created by Timothy Kenny
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognize when you or someone else is potentially operating under a cognitive bias
  • De-bias your own thinking so that you can process information more rationally
  • Build stronger arguments by scanning them for potential cognitive bias
  • Analyze everything you read, watch and listen to for potential cognitive bias
Requirements
  • An interest in improving your critical thinking skills
Description

In this course, you'll learn a collection of cognitive biases that will improve your critical thinking skills.

What is critical thinking?

It starts with the word critic...meaning to criticize.

Critical thinking is about taking a skeptical look at anything you hear or read.

It's about checking things out before assuming they are true.

A good analogy is the antivirus scanner on your computer.

It download millions of "signatures" from the company who creates the software.

Each signature is tested against each file that the software scans. If anything in the file matches one of the virus "signatures", that means it's a potentially dangerous file and will be quarantined.

Cognitive biases are similar.

In this course youll learn dozens of these "signatures" that will help you debias your thinking so that you are less likely to fall victim to a cognitive bias distorting your thinking.

This course is unlike any other course I've created.

You will get each lecture as an MP3 file that you can listen to for spaced repetitions.

Each lecture has a standard formula:

1. The name of the cognitive bias

2. Any other synonyms (alternate names) for the cognitive bias

3. A simple explanation of the bias

4. A real world example of the cognitive bias in action

5. Commentary on how the cognitive bias evolved to be adaptive to the environment, and how it may be related to other cognitive biases (if applicable)

Get ready to take your thinking skills to the next level.

See you on the inside,

Timothy

Who this course is for:
  • Professionals who want to de-bias their thinking
  • Entrepreneurs who want to think more clearly
  • Students who want to improve their writing and problem solving skills
Course content
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+ How to Avoid Seeing Patterns That Don't Exist
12 lectures 34:12
The Illusion of Validity
03:17
The Masked Man Fallacy
02:48
The Gambler's Fallacy
02:02
The Hot Hand Fallacy
04:18
Illusory Correlation
02:18
Pareidolia
02:59
Anthropomorphism
04:06
+ How to Avoid Getting Trapped in Stereotype Thinking
13 lectures 51:31
Omission Bias
07:42
Confirmation Bias
07:38
Group Attribution Error
04:56
Ultimate Attribution Error
03:15
Stereotyping
02:17
Essentialism
04:51
Functional Fixedness
05:27
The Moral Credential Effect
01:39
The Just-World Hypothesis
01:58
Authority Bias
02:22
Automation Bias
03:56
The Bandwagon Effect
02:23
The Placebo Effect
03:07
+ How to Avoid the Curse of Familiarity
9 lectures 19:33
Out-Group Homogeneity Bias
02:02
The Cross-Race Effect
02:35
In-Group Bias
01:43
The Halo Effect
01:49
The Cheerleader Effect
02:50
The Positivity Effect
01:57
The Not Invented Here Bias
01:47
Reactive Devaluation
01:52
The Well-Traveled Road Effect
02:58
+ How to Manage the Tendency to Simplify Numbers
7 lectures 16:45
Mental Accounting
02:46
Normalcy Bias
02:36
Zero Sum Bias
01:33
Survivorship Bias
02:50
The Subadditivity Effect
01:47
The Denomination Effect
02:45
The 7 Plus or Minus 2 Effect
02:28
+ How to Avoid Projecting Your Current Mindset onto Your Past and Future Selves
4 lectures 13:40
The Illusion of Transparency
02:52
The Curse of Knowledge
03:24
The Spotlight Effect
04:44
The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight
02:40
+ How to Avoid Projecting Your Beliefs onto Other People
10 lectures 32:53
Self Consistency Bias
04:14
Restraint Bias
02:38
Projection Bias
02:36
Pro-Innovation Bias
05:01
Time-Saving Bias
04:16
The Planning Fallacy
04:34
Impact Bias
04:20
Moral Luck
01:05
Outcome Bias
02:24
Hindsight Bias
01:45