Writing Task: How do Cognitive Biases Affect the Way We Think?

Are we really free when we decide something? Is our willpower independent? You probably did not question your ability to make decisions. However, the concept of cognitive biases shows that our mind tends to use past experiences, people around us or even trends when interpreting or deciding things.

Check the links below and learn about cognitive biases. Write an essay in which you discuss how cognitive biases affect the way we think. Give examples of different types of cognitive biases in your body paragraphs.

Videos:

12 Cognitive Biases Explained – How to Think Better and More Logically Removing Bias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEwGBIr_RIw

Cognitive Biases 101, with Peter Baumann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK0GYBTNx5Q

Cognitive Biases – The self-serving bias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m6VcfivQC0

Articles:

Definitions, Examples and a Quiz on Cognitive Biases

http://philosophyterms.com/cognitive-bias/

How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias-2794963

Why Understanding Your Cognitive Biases Will Help Improve Your Life, Decisions and Relationships

https://www.thelonggame.co/home/2018/1/31/why-understanding-your-cognitive-biases-will-help-improve-your-life-your-decisions-and-your-relationships

YADYOK Assistant,

Ş. Müge UYSAL

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