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.

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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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