Bad choices often come from taking advice and guidance from misguided people. Decision science researcher Graeme Newell shows you how a cognitive bias called “survivorship bias” can compel us to trust the advice of the wrong people.
Month: September 2020
Availability Bias makes us overvalue things we can easily remember. Learn how this pesky brain bias covertly warps your most important choices.
Our very flawed human brain primarily uses pattern recognition to predict the future. Decision science researcher Graeme Newell show how a cognitive bias called the “gambler’s fallacy” can lead to bad choices.
More risk, means more potential gain, but also bigger losses. Learn how your brain calculates risk and how to avoid being overly cautious.
Tumultuous times like these tend to morph our risk behavior, either taking more risks or being overly cautious. Behavioral science researcher Graeme Newell shows how our brain makes important decisions when we experience risk.
Graeme Newell tells the remarkable story of how a young professor’s discovery drastically cut down on fatalities in the bombing raids over the perilous skies of Germany.
The “Availability Heuristic” is our brain’s pesky tendency to overvalue things we can easily remember. Learn how this sneaky cognitive bias skews our decision-making process.
Picking a mentor to guide you takes skill and patience. Decision science researcher Graeme Newell shows you how a cognitive bias called “survivorship bias” can compel you to choose the wrong person.
After a setback, our very flawed human brain will often tempt us to immediately spring into action. It just feels better to DO SOMETHING, even if it’s the wrong thing to do. Many times, the best strategy is not to automatically act, but instead, to pause, assess and plan a smart next move.