The availability heuristic allows us to make decisions quickly and solve problems based on our past experiences and the information we have learned and stored in our memory banks for quick access.
Attribution bias can often lead to faulty decision making because it fundamentally miscategorizes the cause of an action, which then leads us to make decisions based on that incorrect assumption.
There’s No Excuse for Not Teaching Critical Thinking By Helen Lee Bouygues in Education Post Sept. 27, 2021 Recently, the Reboot Foundation collaborated with researchers from Indiana University to test this theory to determine whether critical thinking skills can be developed through simple, quick classroom techniques and exercises. The results were, in the words of the lead researcher, “really
Improving Critical Thinking May Take Practice By Rebecca Koenig in EdSurge Sept. 8, 2021 It turns out that cultivating critical thinking skills can be difficult, even though many educators believe “that’s the point of what we’re training our students to be able to do,” says Ben Motz, a research scientist in the Department of Psychological
New research, funded by the Reboot Foundation, found that small amounts of critical thinking practice, employing short activities with basic analogies and multiple choice quizzes, allow the fast and efficient teaching of critical thinking skills.
Why taking a 2-week digital detox break was one of the best things I ever did for myself By Jennifer Jolly in USAToday Aug. 3, 2021 Taking a social media sabbatical has given me a healthier perspective already. It’s made me a lot more aware of the time I spent online – sometimes with total
Social Media Is a Public Health Crisis. Let’s Treat It Like One. By Helen Lee Bouygues in US News July 20, 2021 More than half of people Reboot surveyed acknowledged that their social media use intensified their feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness. Yet despite recognizing these deleterious effects, only about a third said they
In recent years, misinformation has become a significant and thorny problem. It has distorted public discourse, thrown democratic processes into doubt, and led to eruptions of violence around the world. At Reboot, we didn’t originally set out to confront or attempt to remedy this growing problem. But as we conducted research into critical thinking and developed resources, it became clear that our work would be closely intertwined with issues of misinformation and media literacy.
A new research paper, funded in part by the Reboot Foundation, outlines effective strategies for combating misinformation and disinformation campaigns, particularly around the COVID-19 pandemic.