The NPR radio show/podcast, Hidden Brain, hosted by Shankar Vedantam, makes me wonder how many biases we have that we might not be aware of.
Fortunately, Wikipedia has a handy list, and, boy, is it long! That’s truly an iceberg!
- Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases
- Social biases, and
- Memory errors and biases
Knowing that multiple biases can be affecting us at the same time, it’s wise to not trust our initial thoughts and gut instincts.