List of Cognitive Biases

I love lists, and so every day this week I’ll give you one to chew on. To start us off is this wonderful list of cognitive biases.

To try and become a better thinker I’m studying cognitive biases in order to (attempt to) overcome them. This in itself is attempting to overcome the bias blind spot.

A cognitive bias is any of a wide range of observer effects […] including very basic statistical, social attribution, and memory errors that are common to all human beings.

A favourite: the clustering illusion – the tendency to see patterns where actually none exist.

Also: list of memory biases.