Reboot in the News
News coverage, Reboot writings, and mentions of our work from around the globe.
don't let the anchoring bias weigh down your judgment
Helen Lee Bouygues in the Harvard Business Review
Aug. 30, 2022
Even expert decision makers who should know better can fall into the trap of anchoring. That’s the cognitive bias where our minds assign too much weight to information that is easily accessible but unfortunately irrelevant. Anchoring can prove costly in negotiations and key financial decisions. In the Harvard Business Review, Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues breaks down how better research and critical thinking can help counter this bias.
Rebooting critical thinking
Helen Lee Bouygues in Skeptical Inquirer magazine
SEPT. 1, 2022
In an interview with Skeptical Inquirer magazine, Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues reflects on what it means to be a true critical thinker. From outlining her SHARP Thinking method, to discussing why the foundation advocates critical thinking be taught across the K-12 curriculum, Helen explains why critical thinking is a paramount skill for modern times, and why she believes that society must prioritize critical thinking in our education systems, at all levels, including continuing education for adults.
Is Social Media A Public Health Hazard?
Helen Lee Bouygues on WFLA Tampa
April 1, 2022
Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues appeared on Bloom TV to discuss why social media’s detrimental effects on users’ mental health and decision making should be treated like a public health crisis. With clear evidence about social media’s role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories, and research showing a link to higher rates of depression and other mental health problems, it is past time for public health officials to act.
Cue the outrage machine — Fox News is paying attention to Canada
By Edward Keenan in The Toronto Star
Feb. 18, 2022
How To Overcome Your Cognitive Biases
Helen Lee Bouygues on WFAA Dallas
Feb. 1, 2022
Our brains are wired for certain biases such negativity bias (which prods us to give greater credence to negative information) and the confirmation bias (which leads us to look for news that confirms our pre-existing ideas). In an interview with ABC’s WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues outlines critical thinking steps we can take to overcome our cognitive biases.
Have a Better 2022 With These Tech Resolutions
By Tanya Basu in MIT Technology Review
Dec. 31, 2021
The Reboot Foundation suggests parents keep an eye on their children’s social media use in the New Year, and gives tips and pointers on how users can improve their media literacy by keeping their emotions in check when reading the news and by questioning the sources cited articles.