Latest Cognitive bias Stories

winning streak
2014-06-28 04:52:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Walk across any casino floor and you will see games that, from an outsider's perspective, are clearly random. Playing your chances on which card will next be turned up, where the ball will bounce and land on a roulette wheel or how the dice will roll in a hot hand of craps are examples of placing your fate squarely in the realm of chance. Unless, of course, you are the one playing at any of these tables. There is something deeply...

2013-07-17 23:25:28

i-Sight Software has announced that it will offer a free training webinar on how to eliminate bias in investigations. The webinar will be presented by Amy Oppenheimer, attorney, author and leading expert on workplace investigations, on July 31st 2013 from 2pm to 3pm EST. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 An investigator’s job is to come to an unbiased conclusion about something that has occurred, but if the investigator is impacted by unconscious biases, staying impartial can be...

2013-06-25 23:21:15

BeingHuman.org hosts Leading Anthropologists to Ponder Why We are Hooked on Love & the Future of the Human Heart San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 BeingHuman.org announces that Being Human 2013 will feature a fascinating segment exploring the biology of love, the evolution of sexuality, and how we choose our mates. Presented on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco’s magnificent Nourse Theater, the "Love & Sex" segment will feature some of the world’s...

Our Fear Of Others Is Greater When We’re Alone
2013-04-24 10:01:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The perceptions of individuals or communities can shift based on context, and a new study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science shows that people see threats as more imminent when they are alone compared to when they are with a group. According to two Michigan State University researchers, the visual bias of a perceived threat can change with respect to social context. “Having one´s group or posse...

2011-01-18 14:54:56

The more you know a place, the more likely your memory will play spatial tricks Many suburbanites remember a time when they were once city dwellers. For a time many returned to the city for dining, cultural and entertainment purposes. But over time the suburbs and "the city" seemed much farther apart thereby resulting in less frequent trips. A new Northwestern University study is the first to show that something may be happening cognitively that leads people to gradually become more biased,...

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