Biases That Directly Affect Critical Thinking

There are different levels of consciousness; therefore, there can be different levels of bias. Recognizing how this affects our ability to think critically is important.  

These are four common biases that can be taken out of the picture once you are aware of them: 

Action bias: Think before you act! Critical thinking flies right out the window when you act before properly evaluating a situation.  

Confirmation bias: You are not always going to be right. Lots of times, you will want to take the path that will confirm what you already know. Don’t – humans aren’t perfect! You are not always going to be right! So while you are looking for evidence that supports your viewpoint, don’t disregard the information that discredits your viewpoint. Often at times in a debate, the opposing viewpoint should be acknowledged to strengthen your argument anyway.  

Association bias: This can be avoided by identifying correlation versus causation. This ties into a lot of superstitious beliefs – not washing your uniform before a game and believing something bad happened on Friday the 13th because it is a day of bad luck are a couple of examples. Recognizing the difference between a coincidence and two things that are actually related will help eliminate association biases.  


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