Luc de Brabandere & Anne Mikolajczak OriginalCognitive biases: thinking traps

Cognitive biases: thinking traps

  • 25 min
  • 40 questions
  • 5 videos

Why do we value a 10-euro note that we find down the back of the sofa more than a banknote in our wallet? Why do we prefer to hire a candidate who is similar to us, even though we might miss out on a rare gem? Quite simply because our reasoning is disturbed by cognitive bias in daily life. To break free of these mechanisms, we need to understand them. If you can recognise yourself in these examples, then this training course is for you!


You will be able to :

  • Seeing the difference between heuristics and cognitive bias and understanding how they work
  • Grasping the two fundamental modes of thinking, deduction and induction
  • Chapters:

    • Heuristics and bias
    • Deduction, induction: our reasoning under influence

    You will be able to :

  • Recognising cognitive bias that can adversely affect recruitment and team work
  • Identifying cognitive biases that might disrupt the principle of economic rationality when an investment is made
  • Detecting the cognitive biases limiting our creativity and preventing us from finding innovative solutions
  • Chapters:

    • Cognitive bias: interference in our professional relations
    • Cognitive bias: investments that are often irrational
    • Cognitive bias: brakes on creative thought

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