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Cognitive Bias

Wiki Test

The letters of blue words are jumbled up! Can you correct them?

A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in etmgndju that uorccs in particular situations. Implicit in the concept of a “pattern of deviation” is a standard of comparison; this may be the judgment of people outside those particular situations, or may be a set of independently febvarleii facts.

oieintCvg biases are instances of evolved mental behavior. Some are presumably adaptive, for example, because they lade to more effective actions in veing contexts or enable faster ediciosns when faster decisions are of greater value. Others presumably result from a lack of appropriate mental mechanisms, or from the misapplication of a cnseamihm that is adaptive under different circumstances.

Cognitive bias is a general term that is used to describe many observer effects in the human mind, some of which can lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, or illogical poeitnteatrinr.[1] It is a phenomenon studied in etoiigvnc science and osical psychology.

Choose from the following words:

  • verifiable
  • decisions
  • social
  • lead
  • judgment
  • mechanism
  • given
  • interpretation
  • cognitive
  • occurs
  • cognitive

The above words with their middle letters scrambled:

  • vfabelriie
  • diensoics
  • siocal
  • lead
  • judegnmt
  • mihnacsem
  • gievn
  • ieiateprtnortn
  • cinogtvie
  • oucrcs
  • ctinvogie

Fill in the missing words:

A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in ________ that ______ in particular situations. Implicit in the concept of a “pattern of deviation” is a standard of comparison; this may be the judgment of people outside those particular situations, or may be a set of independently __________ facts.

_________ biases are instances of evolved mental behavior. Some are presumably adaptive, for example, because they ____ to more effective actions in _____ contexts or enable faster _________ when faster decisions are of greater value. Others presumably result from a lack of appropriate mental mechanisms, or from the misapplication of a _________ that is adaptive under different circumstances.

Cognitive bias is a general term that is used to describe many observer effects in the human mind, some of which can lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, or illogical ______________.[1] It is a phenomenon studied in _________ science and ______ psychology.

Choose from the following words:

  • verifiable
  • decisions
  • social
  • lead
  • judgment
  • mechanism
  • given
  • interpretation
  • cognitive
  • occurs
  • cognitive

The original text:

A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment that occurs in particular situations. Implicit in the concept of a “pattern of deviation” is a standard of comparison; this may be the judgment of people outside those particular situations, or may be a set of independently verifiable facts.

Cognitive biases are instances of evolved mental behavior. Some are presumably adaptive, for example, because they lead to more effective actions in given contexts or enable faster decisions when faster decisions are of greater value. Others presumably result from a lack of appropriate mental mechanisms, or from the misapplication of a mechanism that is adaptive under different circumstances.

Cognitive bias is a general term that is used to describe many observer effects in the human mind, some of which can lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, or illogical interpretation.[1] It is a phenomenon studied in cognitive science and social psychology.

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