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The Role of Cognitive Biases

The Role of Cognitive Biases

One reason it's challenging to avoid making judgments is the presence of cognitive biases.

These biases are mental shortcuts that our brains use to process information quickly.

They help us make decisions efficiently, but they can also lead to errors in judgment.

For example, confirmation bias makes us more likely to notice and remember information that confirms our existing beliefs, while the halo effect causes us to perceive someone as generally good or bad based on a single trait.


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Human beings are inherently judgmental creatures. From the moment we encounter a new person or situation, our brains are wired to assess and evaluate. This natural inclination to make judgments is deeply ingrained in our evolutionary history, serving as a survival mechanism that helped our ancestors navigate a dangerous world. However, in today's society, the question arises: Are we truly capable of not making judgments, or is it an unattainable ideal?

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