It’s another cheat day for the blog, here. I’ll probably start writing a lot more in May or June, once this semester lets out, but for now I’ll settle for sharing interesting and entertaining thoughts.
One of my favorite aspects of psychology has been learning the mistakes we (humans) reliably make. Like imagining faces or people in shadows or clouds or mountains that obviously aren’t actually there (pareidolia), confirmation bias, seeing patterns where there are none, or the Dunning-Kruger effect (thinking one knows more about a topic than they actually do)… We have an amazing capacity to disregard reality in order to suit ourselves, and that fascinates me. Here’s a video about another type of cognitive error we subconsciously make. It’s short and fun, so enjoy!