Reboot in Forbes
Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues writes a regular column for Forbes on critical thinking, misinformation, and education.
Do Cognitive Biases Control Our Views On Covid-19 Vaccines?
Dec. 2, 2021
Cognitive biases are a significant factor in how people go through life and interpret information. Because these biases, which can operate simultaneously, are currently playing such a large role today in everything from Covid vaccine hesitancy to shifting political landscapes, now is the time to pay special attention to ways that they can be managed.
Escaping The Rabbit Hole: How To Combat Information Overload
Sept 13, 2021
Whether it be doom-scrolling on Twitter, listening to podcast after podcast, or checking in on every last CNN.com alert, what researchers call “information overload” has become a widespread problem, especially for young people whose habits have developed in the smartphone era.
What Happens When Robots Make Fake News?
July 15, 2021
Writing created by artificial intelligence has dramatically improved over the last few years. Such robot-generated text is now used in newsrooms as well as by companies looking to generate content quickly and cheaply. Worse, these tools are being used by those creating fake news as well.
Jumping To Conclusions: Why It Happens And How To Stop It
June 21, 2021
Most of the time jumping to conclusions is harmless, but it is a problem when jumping to conclusions becomes the default, especially in relation to decisions made about complex social and political issues, where more fine-grained reasoning is typically required.
Three Secrets To Smart Thinking On Boards And Other Teams
Mar 29, 2021
Decision-making on a board can be harder than it looks from the outside, especially during times of upheaval or crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Roots Of Conspiracy Theory
Sept 13, 2021
Where do conspiracy theories come from and what’s to be done about them?