All of us are biased in numerous ways. It is inescapable. According to scientists, many of these biases originated to help us understand our world and survive in dangerous environments. In this list, however, we are going to go over only a few of the many biases that psychologists have identified. These are 25 ways your biased and you didn’t even realize.
This is the tendency to believe that future events are affected by past events. For example, you may think that because you flipped heads 5 times in a row you are more likely to flip tales when in reality the odds haven’t changed.
This is the belief that because you have already invested 1 million you might as well invest more, even if it was a bad decision.
Moral Credential Effect
This curious effect describes the influence of a record of non-prejudice in creating subsequent prejudice. For example, if you do something that you consider morally egalitarian then you are more likely to be prejudiced in the future.
You tend to judge harmful actions as worse, or less moral, than harmful omissions.
You tend to judge past decisions based on their outcome rather than on the quality of the decision during the time at which it was made.