Cognitive biases are psychological tendencies that cause the human brain to draw incorrect conclusions.  Such biases are thought to be a form of “cognitive shortcut”, often based on rules of thumb, and include errors in statistical judgement, social attribution, and memory.  These biases are a common outcome of human thought, and often drastically skew the reliability of anecdotal and legal evidence.  The phenomenon is studied in cognitive science and social psychology.

The slideshow below is for anyone who is trying to study all of the cognitive biases so they can better understand human thought and behavior.  It was prepared by Eric Fernandez and based on content from Wikipedia that was written in large part by Martin Poulter.

The slideshow is broken up into four main sections:  social biases; memory biases; decision-making biases; and probability/belief biases.

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