15 Common Cognitive Biases That Many People Have

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Let’s solve a quick math problem. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? Ten cents, right?  At least that’s what first came to mind for me when reading this first question in a series of three in the Cognitive Reflection Test. … Read more

9 Bandwagon Fallacy Examples to Prevent Poor Decisions

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Thinking back to your childhood, do you remember your parents ever asking you, “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” I know this fictional scenario was often presented to me when I argued to do something “because everyone else was doing it” but it didn’t often work very … Read more

9 Appeal to Emotion Logical Fallacy Examples

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“The orator persuades by means of his hearers, when they are roused to emotion by his speech; for the judgments we deliver are not the same when we are influenced by joy or sorrow, love or hate.” – Aristotle Can you think of a time when you believed something to be true, but in hindsight, … Read more

What is a Logical Fallacy? (with 10 Examples)

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Have you ever made a mistake at work and then thought you were surely going to be fired? I was recently in a bind at work and my boss asked to have a meeting with me the following morning. I was positive I was going to get fired–or, at least get into big trouble. I … Read more

7 Ways to Overcome the Sunk Cost Fallacy Mindset

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Do you often find yourself continuing on a path that doesn’t feel right, only because you’ve already invested so much time or money into it? You might strongly dislike what you’re doing, but you feel like you have to stay the course because you can’t imagine doing anything differently. If this sounds familiar, then you’re … Read more

10 Ways to Overcome the Planning Fallacy Mindset

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How often do you find yourself racing at the last minute to meet a deadline? Do you often find that you end up finishing projects after you had promised they would be complete? Have you let people down because you didn’t have enough time to fulfill your obligations? If these questions sound familiar, then you … Read more

101 Thought Provoking Questions for Kids to Make Them Think

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Kids can ask questions all day long and never seem to tire of doing so. When it comes to getting them to answer questions, however, it is another matter completely. This gets even truer as they get older. Very often, you get one or two-word answers. This is often because you ask questions that really … Read more

Mere Exposure Effect: Definition & 5 Examples

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It is widely accepted that people resist change. Instead, people prefer to find security in familiar approaches to life–which makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint, considering humans once perceived new stimuli to be a threat to their safety. The fear of the unknown has always had a huge impact on people’s decision making. And the … Read more

7 Habits to Develop Better Critical Thinking Skills

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Everywhere you turn these days you are bombarded with the thoughts and ideas of others. It used to be only those around you and television that you had to deal with… but, today, information and misinformation are everywhere. You can’t scroll through social media without seeing a multitude of “news” stories within minutes. The internet … Read more

131 Fun & Interesting Debate Topics for Kids

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Have you ever wanted to try something different to encourage kids to be smarter? Debating can be highly beneficial in aiding young people to develop healthy personalities. Besides this, it can be an exciting learning experience that gives children the chance to think deeply or just enjoy talking about silly topics. Today, we’re going to … Read more