Re: Common Human Errors

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 09:54:08 MDT

måndagen den 30 april 2001 16:27 Robin Hanson wrote:
> What we need
> is a list of errors were we are more likely to make such errors than errors
> with opposite signs. But it is not clear to me that people are more
> likely to overgeneralize than to undergeneralize, to see too much
> black-and-white than too much grey, etc.

They are also likely biased in different directions depending on personality.
Maybe it would be a good idea to have a cognitive therapist go through one's
mental habits and help one detect the most common and serious mistakes one
does. Although being aware of many common mistakes likely helps a bit.

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