What are signs of cognitive bias?
Although it’s harder to identity cognitive bias in our own thinking than in that of others, here are a few examples of ‘red flags’ to bear in mind:
- Selecting information that is in line with our existing beliefs
- Focusing too much on initial information and failing to adjust our judgment when new information becomes available
- Making overgeneralisations or jumping to conclusions when the evidence is scarce
- Blaming external factors for our failures, while taking all the credit for our successes