Most of us think we use good judgement when we make decisions.
We research things, consider pros and cons, and put a lot of thought into our decisions.
Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are, subconscious cognitive bias can lead us to make mistakes.
Cognitive biases are defined as:
mental errors caused by our simplified information processing strategies.
These cognitive biases include:
- confirmation bias
- blind spot bias
- survivorship bias
- selective perception
- backfire effect
- choice-supportive bias
- conjunction fallacy
- Dunning-Kruger effect
- hindsight bias
- illusory correlation
- ostrich effect
- pessimism bias
- semmelweis reflex
- false consensus effect
As you get educated about vaccines, don’t let any of these cognitive biases get in your way.
For more information:
- What Are Cognitive Biases?
- The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
- 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions
- List of cognitive biases
- Confirmation bias – logical fallacies