Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 1 - Info Overwhelm Errors
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Mastering Cognitive Bias Vol 1 - Info Overwhelm Errors

Become a better critical thinker by learning how to identify cognitive biases that get in the way of rational thinking.
4.3 (34 ratings)
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Created by Timothy Kenny
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 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
Expand all 33 lectures 01:49:24
+ The Effects of Priming on Attention
10 lectures 39:28
Illusory Truth Effect
03:46
Mere Exposure Effect
02:55
Contrast Effect
03:54
Mood-Congruent Memory Bias
02:30
Frequency Illusion
02:14
Omission Bias
07:42
Base Rate Fallacy
05:26
+ The Effects of More Noticeabe Things on Attention
5 lectures 08:33
The Bizarreness Effect
00:48
The Humor Effect
00:53
The Picture Superiority Effect
02:38
Self-Relevance Effect
01:44
Negativity Bias
02:30
+ The Effects of Change on Attention
7 lectures 27:44
Anchoring
03:17
Conservatism
06:56
The Distinction Bias
02:07
The Focusing Effect
02:10
The Framing Effect
05:01
The Money Illusion
03:53
The Weber-Fechner Law
04:20
+ The Varieties of Bias Towards Confirming Evidence
6 lectures 19:58
Confirmation Bias
07:38
Post-Purchase Rationalization
03:24
Choice-Supportive Bias
01:06
The Observer-Expectancy Effect
03:42
The Experimenter's Bias
02:09
The Ostrich Effect
01:59
+ The Varieties of Bias Against the Objectivity of Other People
3 lectures 07:11
The Bias Blind Spot
01:48
Naive Cynicism
01:35
Naive Realism
03:48