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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 [...]

22 02, 2023

Anchoring: The bias which affects our ability to estimate & negotiate

By |2023-02-22T21:37:16+01:00February 22nd, 2023|Curiosity|2 Comments

When you are about to negotiate, is it better to go first, or is it better to wait for the other person to show their hand and you then are able to adjust with more information? Well, according to the research, whoever provides the first piece of information has a major advantage, as the final [...]

30 01, 2023

A.I. can now use text prompts to design new proteins which don’t exist in nature

By |2023-01-30T22:55:20+01:00January 30th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

There is so much hype around Artificial Intelligence tools and what they are able to create in the fields of creativity. One of the most recent examples which is taking the world by storm is by using text prompts, either to create new text or even to create new images. But I just came across [...]

24 01, 2023

Stereotype Threat: Why people perform worse at some tasks based on their identity

By |2023-01-25T10:31:24+01:00January 24th, 2023|Curiosity|0 Comments

Have you ever heard that women are bad drivers? Or that Asian students are good at math? Or that people who work in accounting are not creative? Well, there is a powerful psychological phenomenon which means that if someone is part of a group where there is a stereotype that they will underperform or be [...]