Full list of cognitive biases etc.

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When I posted about the outgroup homogeneity bias, someone in chat said she was interested in seeing the whole list the blogger I’d mentioned had posted.

The original blogger posted several things, and provided these links: List of Cognitive Biases, Cognitive Distortions, Woundology, and Maladaptive Schemas. The outgroup homogeneity bias was on the list of cognitive biases.

The cognitive biases and cognitive distortions seem to me more clear-cut and less fuzzy than woundology and maladaptive schemas, although there’s some important points made in the last two as well. The woundology and maladaptive schemas articles make important points but seem more approximated and force-fit than the first two.

About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Physically and cognitively disabled. Anything you hear in the media or gossip is likely to be oversimplified at best and wildly inaccurate at worst, the only way to get to know me is to actually know me. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died a couple years ago and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. http://www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com/paintings/painting1362.aspx

    I was going nuts trying to figure out the name and artist of the painting at the top of the overcomingbias.com blog… it’s not as important as bias, though. Cognitive biases are fascinating, thanks for the links, if you can get an old “Social Psychology” textbook, or a new one… there’s lots of interesting stuff about how people interact and make decisions about each other.

  2. The list of cognitive biases seems more descriptive and specific to circumstances than the one word “stereotypes”/”abstractions” of woundology or maladaptive schemas.

    Seems there is also overlap to general fallacies but with the fallacy being more a result of personal interference. Some woundology seems to be the negative side of this coin:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16PF
    which many claim to be better than “MBTI” (which I know a few psychs will swear by)

  3. Hi! I have to tell you your blog is fascinating.

    My nephew is 5 & autisic. So I decided to learn something about autism. What blows my mind is I’ve never thought about going to the source; including going to autistic blogs. I’ve just been reading articles in magazines.

    What a new perspective this is!

    I think I’m going to have to throw out a lot of my assumptions & start over with fresh thinking. I’ve been looking at it from the wrong point of veiw, I think.

  4. Congruence bias – the tendency to test hypotheses exclusively through direct testing.

    I was reading those links and thought this one was so interesting how none of the people could figure out the pattern was just ascending numbers (they all thought it was number + 2.) That’s true there is no way to “directly” figure out the true pattern it had to be done indirectly.

    (Also I’m not sure how everyone gets links to show up, I can just get text to type in the comment box.)

    This post made me think that I wonder how these cognitive biases and (I think it is social psychology sort of stuff) how that would affect people’s views on autism, views on respecting people vs imposing decisions on others, etc.

  5. Yes, I took a class in social psychology and found it fascinating. One of things I found interesting was how much pressure there is for people not to break norms. (I would have thought it didn’t matter as long as it was not harmful in any way!)

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