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Cognitive bias can impact critical thinking

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Cognitive Bias

Cognitive Bias

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What Are Cognitive Biases?

Cambridge English Dictionary: cognitive bias as the way a particular person understands events, facts, and other people, which is based on their own particular set of beliefs and experiences and may not be reasonable or accurate.

PositivePsychology.com: “We...

Confirmation Bias: Making decisions based on media and information sources that are in alignment with your current beliefs.

Anchoring Bias: Becoming committed or attached to the first thing you learn about a particular subject. Similar to the halo effect , ...

Exposing yourself to new information and different viewpoints helps open up new neural pathways in your brain.

Understanding these bias and being alert for them will help improve critical thinking.

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