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Egocentrism and self-serving biases

When people recall past events, they remember their own contributions to a project but only hear about other people's contributions. This results in people emphasising their own contributions to a project because they recall it better.

Even when you are aware of other people's contributions, you tend to show yourself as the hero while giving less credit to others than they deserve.

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Varying accounts of the same event

Varying accounts of the same event

Not all team members will have the same perspective when looking back on a completed project.

They may remember key issues differently, such as who came up with ideas, who helped save the day, and whether particular meetings or discussions occurred.

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Your memory don't collect accurate accounts

To predict what will happen in a complex event, you have memory frameworks called schemas that help predict the possible sequence of events and why you do them. For example, when you go to a doctor's office, you need to check in at the front desk, sit in the waiting room, get called ...

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Memory intrusions

Memory intrusions

Your memory is dynamic. Every time you think about an event, you may influence your memory of that event. Things you hear later can get mixed in with your visual memories of the event.

While it may feel strange that your memory can be influenced, your mind just wants to know how to react to...

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The egocentric bias

It is a cognitive bias that causes people to rely too much on their own point of view when they examine or remember events in their life.

This means that people tend to either underestimate how different other people’s viewpoint is from their own, or to ignore other people’s viewpoin...

Biases and human intelligence

  • People who are aware of their own biases are not better able to overcome them. Our intuitive thinking is just as prone to overconfidence, extreme predictions, and the planning fallacy.
  • According to scientists, intelligent people have a larger bias blind spot. They ...

Common cognitive biases

  • The Dunning-Kruger Effect: You believe that you're smarter or more skilled than you are, which prevents you from admitting your limitations and weaknesses.
  • Confirmation Bias: When you welcome information that you agree with while disregarding evide...

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