Social Psychologists Behind “Unskilled and Unaware of It” Bias Idea Receive 2023 Grawemeyer Award
The two were recognized for their idea, known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, which shows that people who perform worse on certain tasks tend to have overly flattering opinions of their ability to perform them.
Why Do Our Brains Believe Lies?
It’s been an election cycle packed with misinformation and conspiracy theories. So why do so many people believe the lies? Blame the brain. Many of the decisions we make as individuals and as a society
Experimental Methods Are Not Neutral Tools
Ana Sofia Morais and Ralph Hertwig explain how experimental psychologists have painted too negative a picture of human rationality, and how their pessimism is rooted in a seemingly mundane detail: methodological choices.
The Bias Hunter
In February 2021, cognitive psychologist Itiel Dror set off a firestorm in the forensics community. In a paper, he suggested forensic pathologists were more likely to pronounce a child’s death a murder versus an accident if the
New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on cultures of sustainability, cognitive-bias modification to treat addiction, probabilistic biases, cognitive training, the development of working memory, acquisition of fears and phobias, and a sleep-and-memory research program.
New Evidence Reveals Training Can Reduce Cognitive Bias And Improve Decision-making
Ever since Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky formalized the concept of cognitive bias in 1972, most empirical evidence has given credence to the claim that our brain is incapable of improving our decision-making abilities. Scientists regularly