Definition of 'Cognitive Bias'

An umbrella term that refers to the systematic ways in which the context and framing of information influence individuals' judgment and decision-making.


Behavioral Biases affect reasoning processes, economic decisions, how beliefs are formed, and human behavior.

Anchoring Bias Automation Bias Belief Bias Confirmation Bias Gambler's Fallacy Hindsight Bias Normalcy Bias Zero-Sum Bias


Social Biases are those that involve the influence of other people.

Authority Bias Bandwagon Effect Groupthink Social Desirability Bias


Memory Biases are those that enhance or impair the ability to recall a memory, or that alters an existing memory.

Bizarreness Effect False Memory Spacing Effect Spotlight Effect Suggestibility Tip of the Tongue

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