Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
Armony Hren's insight:
1. The Hard-Easy Bias – the pattern of overconfidence in easy situations and under confidence in difficult situations. 2. Irrational Escalation – compounding a bad investment, because “it’s already bad.” 3. The Observer-Expectancy Effect – when expectations influence outcome. 4. Reactance – the desire to do the opposite of what you’re asked or advised, simply to prove your freedom of choice.
“How many logical connections or jumps your brain has to make in order to understand or contextualize the thing you’re looking at.”-- David Demaree
Test it on extreme users !
"The very young and the very old are even more sensitive to cognitive overhead, as their brains aren’t accustomed to the sort of logical leaps our products sometimes require. Grandparents and children make great cognitive overhead detectors.
When you can’t find old or young people, drunk people are a good approximation."
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