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3 October 2016
Well, I've never scooped a graphic from Wikipedia before. But, this chart is INCREDIBLE.
Continuing with my concerns for polishing our students' skill sets for effective processing and analysis of informational reading and listening, I came across this incredible chart that breaks down the complex nature of the sources of our biases into recognizable influences upon our thought processes each with concise descriptions of the fallacious thinking pattern associated with those biases.
I'd suggest starting from the outer ring where four essential categories where biases can be developed are identified. Moving towards the center, each section on the next ring offers a subset of possible reasons why we might have a potential bias within that category. Moving deeper into the graphic toward the graphic of a brain, specific causes of biases associated with each bias subset are listed.
(Outer Ring) Too Much Information > (Subset) We notice flaws in others more easily than we notice flaws in ourselves > (offers three possible bias causes) Bias blindspots OR Naive cynicism OR Naive realism.
Some of the inner most ring offers possible challenges to existing vocabulary for students (i.e., confabulation, functional fixedness, etc.). Therefore, it would be a good idea to not expect students to be able to connect to each and every item at the inner most ring. However, there are certainly plenty of concepts at that inner most ring that are within grasp or reach of most students.
However, students can go to the actual original Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases) for an extended explanation of those more challenging terms. For example, the term "Band Wagon Effect" is explained as "The tendency to do (or believe) things because many other people do (or believe) the same."
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