FOLLOW The influence of background factors
... on the likelihood that a person will experience the egocentric bias:
Age: it appears that adolescents and older adults display increased egocentricity compared to young and middle-aged adults. The number the languages spoken: bilinguals appear to be less likely to experience the egocentric bias than monolinguals.
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FOLLOW The Curse of Knowledge: What It Is and How to Account for It
The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that causes people to fail to account for the fact that others don't know the same things that they do. Essentially, this means that people who are more knowledgeable than others in some domain will generally struggle to act in a way which properly takes this difference in knowledge into account.
The curse of knowledge
... is a cognitive bias that causes people to fail to account for the fact that others don’t know the same things that they do.
Why we experience the curse of knowledge
Since we spend the majority of the time experiencing things from our own perspective, we struggle to imagine the perspective of others.
The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that makes it difficult for people to account for the fact that other people’s thoughts, beliefs, and views are different from their own.
Minimize the curse of knowledge
You need to be conscious of the fact that people have different levels of knowledge than you.
Ask for feedback from the people you are communicating with, in order to confirm that they understand what you are saying. Make sure that you explain the technical terms and concepts that you use as you are using it. FOLLOW The zero-sum bias A cognitive bias that causes people to mistakenly believe that one party’s gains are directly balanced by other parties’ losses.
This bias encourages
belief in an antagonistic natur... Zero-sum bias effects
It can generally be said to affect people on two scales:
Individual scale. It causes people to mistakenly assume that there is intra-group competition for a certain resource, between them and other members. Group scale. It causes people to mistakenly assume that there is inter-group competition for a certain resource, between their group and other groups. Examples of the zero-sum bias People sometimes view membership in social groups as being zero-sum: belonging to one social group excludes you from being a member of a different group. People sometimes view gender hierarchies in the workplace as being zero-sum, which can cause them to be more opposed to gender-fair policies. People sometimes believe that there is an inherent zero-sum competition between different ethnic groups, which can cause them to develop negative attitudes towards immigrants. People sometimes view racism as a zero-sum game, meaning that they believe that a decrease in racism against one group will be balanced by an increase in racism toward other groups. FOLLOW The Bandwagon Effect: Why People Tend to Follow the Crowd
The bandwagon effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to do things simply because they believe that others are doing the same. This form of thinking can affect various types of decisions that people make, including how they dress, which political candidate they vote for, and what ideologies they adopt.
The bandwagon effect It's a cognitive bias that causes people to think or act in a certain manner because they believe that other people are doing the same. For example, the bandwagon effect might cause... Examples of the bandwagon effect The bandwagon effect can influence people’s political choices. It can influence consumers’ decisions regarding which products to buy. It can influence users’ decisions regarding how to rate stories or comments. It can influence investors’ financial choices. It can influence doctors’ medical decisions. It can influence organizations’ implementation of new technologies. Why the bandwagon effect happens
It serves as a mental shortcut that people instinctively use in order to make a decision quickly.
bandwagon cues, which are signs that other people believe something or are doing something, can trigger the thought that “ if other people like this, then I should too”. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN