Where’s Your Bias Blind Spot?

Cognitive biases are unconscious in that they often happen without our intention or awareness. In fact, we all have a bias blind spot – most of us believe we are less biased than everyone else.

Every week, I send a video nugget out to my subscribers about brainy topic that I find fascinating. Recently, I shared one about the Dunning-Kruger Effect – an unconscious cognitive bias whereby people who are incompetent at something are unable to recognize their own incompetence. It’s a fascinating explanation of why the most incompetent people are often the most confident in their abilities.

It’s just one example of over 200 known biases. Most of us are not very good at seeing them in ourselves. It’s called the bias blind spot, and while some people are more susceptible to it than others, we all have one.

Learn more about the bias blind spot here ⤵︎

So, You Say You’re Not Biased?

Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.
Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.https://www.melissahughes.rocks/
Dr. Melissa Hughes is a neuroscience geek, keynote speaker, and author. Her latest book, Happier Hour with Einstein: Another Round explores fascinating research about how the brain works and how to make it work better for greater happiness, well-being, and success. Having worked with learners from the classroom to the boardroom, she incorporates brain-based research, humor, and practical strategies to illuminate the powerful forces that influence how we think, learn, communicate and collaborate. Through a practical application of neuroscience in our everyday lives, Melissa shares productive ways to harness the skills, innovation and creativity within each of us in order to contribute the intellectual capital that empowers organizations to succeed with social, financial and cultural health.

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Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett

Thank you for this Melissa! We often want people to think like us or be similar in our views. It is important to respect differences in opinion and thought.?

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