0025 - 3 ways to be less biased in your daily life | Understanding and correcting confirmation bias

The Unlearning Playground

Jan 12 2023 • 10 mins

In this episode, I, Chetan Narang, walk you through the confirmation bias, which I believe is one of the most tricky cognitive biases primarily because of its ability to hide in plain sight even for the most self aware person.

I talk about where we can see this bias in our day-to-day lives.
I talk about some direct indicators for spotting it in our own thinking.
I talk about how we can guard ourselves against it.
And, I talk about why all of this is especially relevant in the modern day and age.

Plus, I throw in a funny anecdote or two because, why not?

(00:00) - Intro
(00:30) - What is confirmation bias?
(01:46) - Some examples from our daily lives
(03:48) - How to spot if your own thinking is biased
(06:35) - Eliminating confirmation bias from your thinking
(08:38) - Why all of this is especially important now

I’ll see you in the playground.
Until next time.
Peace out.


For the playlist of The Unlearning Playground episodes talking about various cognitive biases and logical fallacies,  check it out here - https://chetannarang.org/understanding-cognitive-biases/

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"Dreamer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Reaching Out" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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