One of the most important factors for academic and professional success, but also for a quality and fulfilled life is the ability to think in a rational and logical way. Assessing situations, problem-solving and the power of creativity largely depend on that. But, the correct way of thinking also impacts the way in which we see the world, other people, and ourselves, i.e. it impacts the overall quality of our life. Therefore, it is important to be able to think calmly and not make mistakes.
One of the most important steps in that process is avoiding biases. There are as many as 50 common cognitive biases that influence our thinking, causing a distorted image of the world, and preventing us from becoming the best version of ourselves.
The best way to avoid these biases is to become aware of them. For that reason, instruction at Savremena implies dedication to students and introducing them to numerous cognitive biases and ways to overcome them.
The following infographic presents 50 most common cognitive biases with definitions and illustrative examples. Everyone can identify mistakes in their reasoning, and everyone can overcome them, but in order to do that, we need to become aware of them.