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10 Mental Biases & How To Fight Them

Niklas Göke
Sep 30, 2017 · 12 min read

Belief: The Backfire Effect

Probability

Ambiguity Effect

Survivorship Bias

Risk

Zero-Risk Bias

Neglect of Probability

Social: The Bandwagon Effect

Memory: The Spotlight Effect


Decision-Making: Irrational Escalation

Loss Aversion

Sunk Cost Fallacy

Parkinson’s Law of Triviality


There’s Something on Your Windshield

The Solution: Your Stress Response

Every decision is better after a single, deep breath.


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I write for dreamers, doers, and unbroken optimists. I also publish daily micro-blogs to help you live a balanced life: https://emptyyourcup.substack.com

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.