Know Your Social Biases!

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Social biases are a super fascinating thing to remind us that our brains don't actually always knew best.  They actually take a lot of shortcuts in understanding the world, mostly to help us both survive, have "healthy" levels of self-esteem, and be able to use our brains for higher-level cognitive functions.  I love them almost as much as I love the placebo effect and cognitive dissonance.

Visual Study Guide to Cognitive Biases.  Via Boing Boing.

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