Cognitive Bias Archives - Amie Devero

Stop In The Middle

July 13, 2021
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There is an interesting story about Ernest Hemingway. They say that whenever he walked away from writing for the day he always stopped in the middle of a sentence. With the stress of that unfinished sentence lingering in his mind, he could not wait to get back to […]

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Go With Your Gut?

June 29, 2021
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My Friend Holly swims at a public pool.  Mothers often bring their 6- or 7-year-old sons into the women’s locker room, where, as you might imagine, women are undressed.  Periodically, as a naked woman turns to walk to the shower, she inadvertently finds herself facing […]

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Pandemic Lessons

April 20, 2021
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We’re about a year out from the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, we see the light at the end of the tunnel when everybody is vaccinated, and life can go back to the pre pandemic times. But now that we have a little bit of perspective, it […]

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Fault-Finding-Leaders

April 6, 2021
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Periodically, every one of us starts finding a team-member or friend irksome. But it is more than that. We start seeing them in a different –far more negative — light. Everything they do is wrong. We can’t stop ourselves. Is anyone immune to this phenomenon? If so […]

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Does Everything Come in Twos?

February 9, 2021
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We tend to think in twos. Whether at a proverbial fork in the road or a choice between university majors, we are hard-wired to view life and the world in dualistic terms. DesCartes thought of us as body and soul, and that persists to this day.
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Binary Bias — Video Preview

February 1, 2021
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It’s natural. Humans see the world in binary terms. Good/Evil, Dark/Light, Right/Left.  We are simply hard-wired that way.

That tendency served us as well in caveman days, when we needed to make snap decisions about whether to fight or flee a saber-toothed […]

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Don’t Fail Before the Fact

January 20, 2021
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In my last blog post and video, I suggested a novel way of planning for this next year. The basic idea of future-based goals-setting is to cast yourself (in your imagination) out into the future and look back at the year that has passed. This makes […]

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We’re So Close I Can’t Hear You

December 3, 2020
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Do you truly know your best friend? What about your wife, or your closest colleague? If you are like most people, you probably emphatically nodded yes. We feel like the people with whom we are closest are also the ones we understand the best. But it’s a […]

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