We’re not as rational as we think. The human brain is designed to make quick and effective decisions rather than stick to facts at all times. Instead of acting rationally, we prefer to act fast. This may lead to better outcomes indeed, but it might also lead you astray. Cognitive biases can be both a blessing and a curse.
Online disinformation and propaganda have evolved into one of the greatest challenges to the safety of the internet. ... One of the first approaches we investigated was psychological inoculation, also called attitudinal inoculation, a technique to help people resist manipulative messages.
ood UI design is all about guiding attention to what’s important. When making the right thing for the user the easy and obvious thing, you can’t ignore cognitive biases. After all, these biases are brain shortcuts that let us quickly and effortlessly make decisions and react to our environment.