Debiasing: How to Reduce Cognitive Biases in Yourself and in Others

  Debiasing (which is also referred to as cognitive bias mitigation), is the process through which we reduce the influence that cognitive biases have on people, in order to enable them to think in a more rational and optimal manner. Cognitive biases are systematic patterns of deviation from rationality, which occur due to the way our cognitive system works. …

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Learned Helplessness: How to Stop Feeling Like Everything Is Out of Your Control

  Learned helplessness is an acquired state of mind, where someone believes, based on past experience, that they are unable to affect the outcome of situations that they’re in, regardless of any action they might take. This state of mind is acquired when someone repeatedly receives negative feedback, that they are entirely unable to prevent. …

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Rosy Retrospection and Declinism: Why the Past Looks Great and the Future Is Frightening

  Rosy retrospection is a cognitive bias that causes people to remember past events as being more positive than they were in reality. For example, rosy retrospection could cause someone to remember their childhood years as being more joyful than they actually were. Declinism is the belief that a certain entity, such as a country …

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The Benefits of Plants: How Plants Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive

  Research shows that having plants in areas where you spend time, such as your house and your workspace, can lead to various benefits, such as improving your physical health, contributing to your emotional well-being, and boosting your productivity. Furthermore, despite the fact that plants can be so beneficial, they generally require relatively few resources, …

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