Why Thinking Like a Scientist Is Good for You - Deepstash
Adam Grant

“In a changing world, you have to be willing and able to change your mind. Otherwise, your expertise can fail, your opinions get out of date, and your ideas fall flat.”

107

STASHED IN:

691

Why Thinking Like a Scientist Is Good for You

greatergood.berkeley.edu

STASHED IN:

0 Comments

Question our thinking: Why we find it difficult
  • One barrier is what psychologists call “cognitive entrenchment,” which is when you have so much knowledge in an area that you start to take for granted assumptions th...

47

STASHED IN:

571

Thinking like a scientist does not mean you need to own a telescope or a microscope, but that you favor humility over pride and curiosity over conviction: You know what you don’t know, and ...

70

STASHED IN:

600

ADAM GRANT

If you don’t get good at rethinking, then you end up being wrong more often. I think it’s one of the great paradoxes of life: The quicker you are to recognize when you’re wrong, the less wrong ...

72

STASHED IN:

574

The whole point of rethinking is to change your mind in the face of better logic or stronger evidence—not to just roll the dice and say, I’m going to pick a random new opinion toda...

35

STASHED IN:

485

An attitude of wisdom as acting on the best information you have while doubting what you know. And for that you need humility.

But people misunderstand what humility...

45

STASHED IN:

512

This means that when you form an opinion, you make a list of conditions that would change your mind.

That keeps you honest, because once you get attached to an opinion, it’...

32

STASHED IN:

484

Adam Grant

“In some ways, the joy of being wrong is the freedom to keep learning.. If you can embrace the joy of being wrong, then you get to anchor your identity more in being someone who’s eager to disc...

70

STASHED IN:

537

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP: