This decision to choose the known over the unknown is an example of “the ambiguity effect.” In a nutshell, this cognitive bias occurs when people choose options that have a known probability of a favorable outcome over choices where a favorable outcome is unknown or is unpredictable.
Improving Critical Thinking May Take Practice By Helen Lee Bouygues in Education Post Sept. 27, 2021 The question of “how” to teach critical thinking skills has proven to be elusive, especially in this era of standardized curriculum and test-driven accountability for schools. How can teachers also ensure they’re supporting critical thinking in their students? It
Our brains are more likely to remember and recall negative feedback or experiences versus positive ones because of the negativity bias. As a result, our perception of the world around us could be skewed to the negative unless we actively work to counteract this natural tendency.
The Dunning-Kruger effect occurs when people believe that they are smarter, more capable, and higher-performing than they really are.
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.
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