5 07, 2023

Information Bias: Paralysis by Analysis

By |2023-06-29T10:58:05+02:00July 5th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Sometimes, having more information will not make your decisions any better. Yet many people panic before making any decision, and want to keep gathering more data and information before they feel "ready" to make the correct choices. This is often referred to as analysis paralysis. And one of the cognitive biases which may underpin it [...]

3 07, 2023

Hyperbolic Discounting: Why we choose things for now even if a better long-term option exists

By |2023-06-29T10:26:53+02:00July 3rd, 2023|Curiosity|1 Comment

Which would you prefer? Getting one dollar today, or three dollars tomorrow? According to research, individuals and companies often choose options that give them a small gain in the short term, when if they were to wait a bit longer they would receive more. This is due to a cognitive bias known as hyperbolic discounting. [...]

28 06, 2023

Can creativity training really improve your creativity?

By |2023-06-28T09:26:50+02:00June 28th, 2023|Creativity|0 Comments

Some people still debate whether creativity is something which only certain people are born with, or whether it can be developed in everyone. Well, we have already previously seen that creativity is determined more by our nurture (upbringing) than by our nature (genes we are born with). However, we have also seen that children appear [...]

26 06, 2023

Egocentric Bias: Why your thoughts matter more to you than anyone else

By |2023-06-20T14:34:43+02:00June 26th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Have you ever had a situation where you felt like you were not getting the credit you deserve for your contributions? Or have you ever wondered how other people seem to not understand how good an idea that you had was? Then you might be suffering from a cognitive bias known as the Egocentric Bias. [...]

22 06, 2023

Declinism: Why we think the past was better than the future

By |2023-06-09T13:54:41+02:00June 22nd, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

I have previously shared research about the cognitive bias of the rosy retrospective. In it, we found evidence that people seem to remember things as more positive than they were in reality at the time they happened. Now, there is another related but different bias which I quickly want to highlight: Declinism. Declinism is not [...]

20 06, 2023

Bias Blind Spot: Why you are more biased than you think

By |2023-06-09T13:32:45+02:00June 20th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

You hear me talk about cognitive biases a lot. They affect everything from what sort of information be believe, what we like, who we hang out with and what we look for. However, as intelligent readers of this blog, surely you are more aware of your biases and less biased than other people... Right? Well, [...]

19 06, 2023

Nick Skillicorn selected as the #1 thought leader on Creativity

By |2023-06-19T15:37:09+02:00June 19th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

I just wanted to share some quick news. I was honoured to find out that I was recently selected by Thinkers 360 as their #1 Thought Leader and Influencer on the topic of Creativity. See the announcement from Linkedin embedded below:

15 06, 2023

Bandwagon effect: Why people want to follow the crowd

By |2023-06-09T13:00:18+02:00June 15th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Does it make sense to just follow the crowd? Well, sometimes it could end up leading you to make bad decisions, just because everyone else thinks it is a good idea. The bandwagon effect is a cognitive bias where people adopt certain behaviors, styles, or attitudes simply because others are doing so. It is due [...]

13 06, 2023

Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon: Why we see things everywhere once we see them once

By |2023-06-09T12:45:07+02:00June 13th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why sometimes after seeing or experiencing something for the first time, you end up seeing it happening everywhere? Or when you get interested in something, you end up noticing that everyone seems to be talking about it? This may be down to the Baader-Meinhoff phenomenon, or Frequency Illusion, a cognitive bias [...]