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Ben Yagoda (September 2018). "Your Lying Mind". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2 September 2018. Wikipedia’s “List of cognitive biases” contains 185 entries, from actor-observer bias (“the tendency for explanations of other individuals’ behaviors to overemphasize the influence of their personality and underemphasize the influence of their situation … and for explanations of one’s own behaviors to do the opposite”) to the Zeigarnik effect (“uncompleted or interrupted tasks are remembered better than completed ones”). (details)
Right now, most of the categories in this list are quite large, and hard for the casual user to quickly find what they're looking for. Is there any way we could work to subdivide the sections into easier-to-find sub-categories?
Yitz (talk) 03:25, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
From the lead: "there are often controversies about how to classify these biases or how to explain them". Which makes it difficult to categorize beyond broad strokes. Of course, if you, or anybody else, can come up with good sources which subcategorize the existing categories, and which are not contradicted by other good sources, then yes, of course. As it is, identifying biases from instances requires a good deal of familiarity with the lot of them. Paradoctor (talk) 07:51, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Are all of these cognitive biases? I added the Pygmalion Effect but don't know if it falls into the category of a cognitive bias necessarily. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:184:417F:53F3:F957:B2C4:701C:2402 (talk) 02:35, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Cunningham's_Law: "People are quicker to correct a wrong answer than to answer a question." I'm not sure if this a cognitive bias or not, but it kind of feels like one. There is an article about it here: 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:43, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I think the definition for selection bias is more referring to the Baader-Meinhoff effect than it is selection bias. This is obviously one of the better known biases (at least in statistics) so I'm surprised it's that far off base. Just wanted to throw it out there. I'll let someone far more qualified than me take a look and make an edit if appropriate. Just my two cents.
I was thinking about some of the biases that repeat themselves. For example, Egocentric bias is mentioned twice as it is a memory bias and a social bias. That's fine, but it's a bit confusing as one probably would only expect to read each bias once. Another thing is that there are similar biases with different names. It's probably too big a job to group them for us. But there are grouping ideas out there like for example, MINDSPACE. Or maybe it won't work in a spreadsheet list anyhow as on page 80 they show their map and it's quite complicated: https://www.bi.team/publications/mindspace/ I have sorted both this Wikipedia bias list and their own list in an Excel spreadsheet using MINDSPACE. But it looks more business-oriented than Wikipedia list-oriented in my opinion.
JurijFedorov (talk) 09:07, 21 October 2019 (UTC)