Hello and welcome to my blog (one of them, at least). This was my first blog where I tend to post more random thoughts and ideas. I have a few other blogs you might want to check out as well.
The Forer effect refers to the tendency for people to accept generic personal feedback consisting of relatively trivial state. . .
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The confirmation bias applies to how we seek, interpret, and remember information. When we want to believe something, w. . .
While on vacation in England, Ralph began to suspect that he had the ability to influence the weather because, despite the gl. . .
A "cognitive bias" is to the brain as an optical illusion is to the eyes. Both play tricks on the mind, but cognitive biases . . .
Is Wikipedia a valid source? In academia, it is not considered a valid source for citing, however; it is a very helpful sourc. . .
Last week I was in line at the supermarket when the person in front of me had one of those items that could not scan. The "ne. . .
Look out for unjustified inferences. An inference is a general conclusion derived from known facts. Three common errors with . . .
Don't confuse motivation with veracity. While it is certainly reasonable to be weary of a claim made by one with ulterior mot. . .
Our intuition seriously fails us in situations for which evolution did not prepare us—like a day at the casino. Conside. . .
One of my favorite critical thinking games is the "Monty Hall Problem" as it is yet another demonstration of how our intuitio. . .
Why do most people not recognize a loaded question? First, let's define a loaded question: it is a question that contains a c. . .
You've heard of Galileo, right? He was the guy who went against astronomers of the time, as well as public opinion, and insis. . .
An anecdote (not to be confused with the thing one takes after one is poisoned) is a short and amusing or interesting story a. . .
What if you were asked to "prove" that the world was not flat, could you do it? I would guess that you can provide strong evi. . .
This morning my kids will wake up and find the baskets of candy we hid for them. We will have a big breakfast together, and t. . .
Do you believe that your first impressions are accurate? What we consider a "first impression" is our mind's way of categoriz. . .
Skepticism is not the same as critical thinking. People can (and are) skeptics when it comes to vaccines, evolution, and even. . .
Think of emotion and reason as two variables responsible for decisions and beliefs having an inverse relationship, that is, t. . .
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