The Chewbacca Defense

If Chewbacca had a defense mode, I would assume that it looks something like this legal strategy. If someone were to successfully imitate a Wookie during a trial when this is taking place, I’m sure everyone would have their poker faces tested in an instant. All jokes aside, this strategy is the reason why you…

Omission Bias

If someone’s concerned that you don’t appear to be making progress because they can’t see it, they do account for this bias. What they cannot account for is what you do in your personal time, whoever they are. How about you – have you considered the consequences of doing nothing? As an aspirant, you have…

Confirmation Bias

“I knew it was too good to be true!” A common pitfall that’s all too common, this one can keep us running in circles of experiential knowledge out of fear alone. It takes courage to trust someone in the face of fear, and the same courage to trust ourselves in the face of our own…

Cognitive Biases

According to RationalWiki, “Cognitive bias describes the inherent thinking errors that humans make in processing information. Some of these have been verified empirically in the field of psychology, while others are considered general categories of bias.” In my opinion, the most valuable insight is acknowledgement that knowing about the cognitive biases doesn’t free you from…