25 Ways You Are Biased And You Didn’t Even Realize

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.

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Gambler's Fallacy

Gambler's FallacySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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.

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Irrational Escalation

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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.

23

Moral Credential Effect

Moral Credential EffectSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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.

22

Omission Bias

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You tend to judge harmful actions as worse, or less moral, than harmful omissions.

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Outcome Bias

Outcome BiasSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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.



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