Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 3 - Complex Info Errors
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Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 3 - Complex Info Errors

Become a better critical thinker by learning how to identify cognitive biases that get in the way of rational thinking.
4.3 (5 ratings)
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Created by Timothy Kenny
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 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
  • Students who want to improve their writing and problem solving 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
Expand all 38 lectures 01:28:52
+ Social Bias Effects
4 lectures 07:00
Status Quo Bias
01:54
Social Comparison Bias
01:18
The Decoy Effect
01:37
Reactance
02:11
+ The Bias Towards Getting Things Done
10 lectures 19:22
The Backfire Effect
01:55
The Endowment Effect
01:48
The Processing Difficulty Effect
01:06
The Pseudocertainty Effect
02:12
The Disposition Effect
00:32
Zero-Risk Bias
01:00
Unit Bias
02:44
The Ikea Effect
01:24
The Generation Effect
03:14
The Sunk Cost Fallacy
03:27
+ Bias Towards the Immediate Issue
3 lectures 06:37
The Identifiable Victim Effect
02:48
The Appeal to Novelty
01:28
Hyperbolic Discounting
02:21
+ The Defensive Stance Bias
13 lectures 36:18
The Peltzman Effect
01:45
Effort Justification
04:17
Trait Ascription Bias
03:55
Defensive Attribution Error
01:35
The Fundamental Attribution Error
04:02
The Illusion of Control
02:40
Self-Serving Bias
04:10
The Barnum Effect
02:49
Optimism Bias
03:21
The Dunning-Kruger Effect
02:17
The False Consensus Effect
01:30
The Third-Person Effect
01:18
Social Desirability Bias
02:39