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Psychology of Cognitive Biases: Examining Human Thinking
How does the brain make 'short cuts' and default options? How does it copes with shortages of time or information? This class will discuss questions like these and explore the thinking that humans often don't think about!
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Cognitive Biases are thinking 'blind spots' which reduce the accuracy of our perceptions, decisions, and the conclusions we come to about information we are presented with. Our thinking, decision-making, and behaviour can be heavily influenced by such cognitive biases, and there are over 180 known examples of automatic 'short cuts' and default thinking modes, as well as ways that the brain copes with insufficient time or information, or information overload. This ongoing class will focus on...
Students will learn the names and features of several cognitive biases and understand how these can affect their own and others' thinking.
I completed a PhD in Psychology, with a focus on Cognitive Neuroscience and Visual Perception, giving me a thorough knowledge of Cognitive and Biological Psychology. I have been working as a full time online tutor for GCSE (UK age 14-16 curriculum) and A-level (UK age 16-18 curriculum) since February 2018.
No required homework, however, discussion on the classroom page between classes is welcomed and encouraged.
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45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will take an academic approach to examining some common psychological effects. In some sessions, concepts such as stereotyping, prejudice, authority and obedience, will be discussed with examples. If you have a query about any class topic, please feel welcome to message to discuss before the relevant class.
The following resources would be useful for anyone who would like to do additional study on this topic: https://www.teachthought.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The-Cognitive-Bias-Codex.png?ezimgfmt=ng:webp/ngcb6 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Cognitive_Bias_Codex_With_Definitions%2C_an_Extension_of_the_work_of_John_Manoogian_by_Brian_Morrissette.jpg
Dr Steph Acaster
Online Educator and Psychology PhD graduate
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
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167 completed classes
ABOUT ME I am a great lover of learning and enjoy exploring knowledge and finding new ways to combine topics or teach them in different ways. I am a full-time online educator and I teach a range of subject areas, including Psychology, Math(s),...