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Heuristics and Cognitive Biases

Lecture no. 9 from the course: Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

Heuristics and Cognitive Biases

Taught by Professor Steven Novella | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

The worst biases are the ones you’re not aware of. Avoid this pitfall of critical thinking by mastering the common biases in our thinking. After focusing on heuristics (mental short-cuts that can lead to erroneous conclusions), explore other powerful cognitive biases, including confirmation bias, familiarity bias, and optimism bias.

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