How cognitive biases are messing up your decisions

Whether you’ve known it or not, many of your decisions have been based on faulty reasoning and unsound logic—predictable errors psychologists and behavioral economists call, “cognitive biases.” This course introduces ten biases that most commonly influence your decisions and provides real-world examples of them in action. You’ll also learn strategies on how to avoid falling prey to the influence of each one. After all, everyone else is taking this course, why aren’t you?

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   Teacher: Abasi Latcham

 

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“Well written and very clear.”

“One of the best courses on Highbrow. And I have taken many. Excellent summaries and choices of biases to use. I was sad it was only 10 emails. Praise to the writer.”

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Course plan

Lesson 1. Everyone Else Was Doing It: Social Proof
Lesson 2. Don’t Make the First Offer: Anchoring
Lesson 3. Experiential Prophylaxis: Prospect Theory
Lesson 4. Glass Half-Full: The Framing Effect
Lesson 5. But That’s Special Money: Mental Accounting
Lesson 6. Much Too Good for Children: The Endowment Effect
Lesson 7. Why Would Anyone Pick That?: The Asymmetric Dominance Effect
Lesson 8. Experiential Amnesia: The Peak-End Rule
Lesson 9. This One Will Do: Decision Fatigue
Lesson 10. So Hot Right Now: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
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Format

Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.

 

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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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