If critical thinking was easy, everyone would do it.
Every day we are faced with cognitive challenges to effective thinking. From emotions to unchecked assumptions and ambiguous data, we constantly make decisions without applying the rigors of critical thinking. Cognitive biases are frequent barriers to rational thought and effective decision making, but we are rarely conscious of our own biases.
Here’s a great graphic from Business Insider that shows 20 of the most popular cognitive biases in decision making.
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