Iraq and 9/11, sex trafficking, flu vaccines, widespread autism. Cognitive biases color our view of these and other issues and can affect our policy choices.
Because they are well-, but not widely understood, I'd like to briefly mention three of the most common ones and some related new and troubling research about denials.
First the biases.
Three Common Psychological Biases
1. The "availability heuristic" is the pronounced tendency of people to view any story through the lens of a...Full Story