On the issue, how do we train ourselves and students to be aware of the cognitive biases and to counter their influence

Hamm, Robert M. (HSC) Robert-Hamm at OUHSC.EDU
Tue Feb 5 20:29:56 UTC 2019


We are aware of cognitive biases and intuitive tendencies to perceive situations quickly yet possibly not accurately. We recognize that we should make people aware of these so that we can counter them in ourselves and others.

This very interesting reading (skim past the superficial “woo woo” of some of the exercises and participants) shows how bringing about that change is not very easy (from Jennifer Kahn’s 2016 piece in the New York Times Magazine).

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/magazine/the-happiness-code.html?fbclid=IwAR2SaKmHP_lKkaMhQK3DQPGIhwi4O2qCEegI_aurwpdcjbZhpTJ6vHQWnOg

Rob Hamm

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