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    A cognitive bias is a common tendency to acquire and process information by filtering it through one's own likes, dislikes, and experiences. These are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are many types of these cognitive biases, which analyze the reasons why we think what we think. The cognitive biases are all the different ways that our brains process information and sort through situations. We think of these through situational experiences and formulate perceptions from the impact caused. We then tend to interpret future situations from the original experience. The cognitive bias that is one of the most prevalent biases people demonstrate is the stereotypical bias. This is when you are expecting a member of a group…

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    Cognitive bias is tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are many types of cognitive bias that has been defined, but there are four types that impact my decisions. The first cognitive bias is the bandwagon effect is a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted…

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    Intelligence and Policy Midterm Definitions Cognitive Biases: Cognitive Biases are the expectations analysts carry with them before they even approach raw data. These biases originate in the analyst’s education, experiences, upbringings, and cultural history, including plays, literature or national songs. Cognitive biases can come in several different forms, one of which is the expectation that the world is coherent, rational, and that states will seek to maximize their material and…

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    Refection While taking part in this simulation, I found it was often difficult to make informed decisions, due to this ambiguity. Not only was I faced with making decisions based on limited information provided by the simulation I also had no technical knowledge of the medical supply industry. As a result many of my decisions were affected by common biases. Biases are caused by intuitive, system one, thinking in which the mind works on autopilot to create cognitive bridges between situations…

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    Automatic Processing and Controlled Processing The cognitive processes that influence perception are influenced by the techniques and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled…

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    Anchoring Experiment

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    Anchoring is a cognitive bias referring to the fact that individuals choosing numeric values are influenced by momentarily present information, without being aware of it. It describes the common tendency to rely on the first piece of information offered when making decisions. Anchors can be eternally provided or self generated. The broad idea of anchoring can be seen through a quality seen in goslings. Dan Ariely’s describes in his book, Predictable Irrationality, that, “goslings, upon breaking out…

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    Cognitive biases are irrational patterns that occur in our thought processing. At the surface, they only seem to misconstrue our perception of reality and hinder our ability to reach a logical conclusion when faced with a problem or situation. However, through further research and investigations, psychologists have discovered that this apparent flaw in our minds has been a necessary part of our evolution. These biases help us make sense of the vast, complex world around us by simplifying the…

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    secrets or their own information to an unknown person? The human decision making process plays a large role in how people react with the world. AL-Msloum and AL-Johani explain that most people have a preconceived cognitive bias for most scenarios that they experience (2013). Cognitive bias is how the human brain looks at a scenario and alters it to fit what is expected. Many social cognitive bias can be abused by malicious attackers when social engineering a victim out of information. The…

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    are ones that involve aspects of everyday life. An example is hindsight bias, or when you believe you knew something along even though you did not. An individual bias is a bias that you hold against an individual group. These are typically implicit biases, subconscious opinions that come from cognitive processes. An example of this is an implicit stereotype against…

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    an issue with this idealized world, and it leaves us susceptible to one of the most common and powerful biases: the confirmation bias. The confirmation bias is the “tendency to interpret new information so that it becomes compatible with our existing theories beliefs and convictions” (Dobelli 19). You succumb to this bias whenever you disregard information that contradicts your established beliefs. Thus, to protect your beliefs, you simply disregard contradictory information as “a special case”…

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