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Unconcious Biases

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

What is a cognitive bias? It is a thinking error we make while processing, reasoning, evaluating, or remembering information that can affect our judgements and decisions. We all make them and we all have been guilty of holding onto some of them for various reasons. Cognitive biases are formed and held onto because we see other people doing or thinking along the same lines. We can also remember things in a better light than what they actually were or remember an event differently than how it actually happened. We solidify biases when we seek out or interpret information that confirms our beliefs. We create biases when we think we are owed o