Bias

The Case for Lying to Yourself

The Wall Street Journal: Lying to yourself—or self-deception, as psychologists call it—can actually have benefits. And nearly everybody does it, based on a growing body of research using new experimental techniques. Self-deception isn’t just lying or faking, but is deeper and more complicated, says Del Paulhus, psychology professor at University More

A question of judgment

The Economist: A NEVER-ENDING flow of information is the lot of most professionals. Whether it comes in the form of lawyers’ cases, doctors’ patients or even journalists’ stories, this information naturally gets broken up into pieces that can be tackled one at a time during the course of a given More