Does High Intelligence Mean Low Cognitive Bias?

Think Without Cognitive Bias

In thinking through any complex issue, there are going to be different possible solutions and perspectives. Ideally, a smart and critical thinker would reason through the pros and cons of the different possibilities and come to a balanced view of the issue. Yet a great deal of research finds that … [Read more...]

Critical Thinking in Decision Making

critical thinking in decision making

Critical thinking is often talked about as a stand-alone activity. Like some other individual activities, thinking critically may just feel good. Yet, critical thinking seems most useful when it aids other cognitive processes, such as applying critical thinking in decision making. Anne Helsdingen … [Read more...]

How Can You Tell if Your Spouse (or Service Professional) Knows What They’re Talking About?

check for understanding

Does your spouse really know how the dishwasher works or are they just trying to fake it? Being able to check for understanding…can save you time and money. Is it worth it to have your husband try his luck as a handyman first, or might you just go ahead and call a service professional instead? Is … [Read more...]