Outsmart Your Own Biases

A research article addressing the issue of how to be more open-minded to the ideas and thoughts of others, through practical intra-personal strategies, summarised in the table below...

THE PROBLEM THE CAUSE THE SOLUTION
Cognitive biases muddy our decision making. We rely too heavily on intuitive, automatic judgements, and even when we try to use reason, our logic is often lazy or flawed. Instead of exploring risks and uncertainties, we seek closure— it’s much easier. This narrows our thinking about what could happen in the future, what our goals are, and how we might achieve them. By knowing which biases tend to trip us up and using certain tricks and tools to outsmart them, we can broaden our thinking and make better choices.