10 Best Articles on Cognitive Psychology
The most useful articles on cognitive psychology from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Cognitive Psychology Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on cognitive psychology by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- 50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
- Reopening the mind: how cognitive closure kills creative thinking
- Three Cognitive Biases We All Have (and How to Fight Them)
- Cognitive biases and brain biology help explain why facts don’t change minds
- The IKEA Effect - Why people fall in love with their own ideas
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Anjan Chatterjee: How your brain decides what is beautiful
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the…
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Reopening the mind: how cognitive closure kills creative thinking
The need for cognitive closure is the motivation to find an answer to ambiguous situations — any answer that aligns with our existing knowledge. Not only can it lead us to make mistakes based on…
«we should seek knowledge to resolve questions regardless of whether that new knowledge points to an answer that aligns with what we believe or what we want»
Three Cognitive Biases We All Have (and How to Fight Them)
Everyone has these common cognitive biases—even you.
«tendency to overestimate our abilities»
Cognitive biases and brain biology help explain why facts don’t change minds
Here are some reasons for the natural human tendency to avoid or reject new information that runs counter to what you already know – and some tips on how to do better.
«confirmation bias. It’s the natural tendency to seek out information or interpret things in a way that supports your existing beliefs.»
The IKEA Effect - Why people fall in love with their own ideas
Howie Mann on Sep 3, 2022 6 minute readThe IKEA effect describes how people come to overvalue things in which they have successfully put effort into. This cognitive bias can pose risks to…
«Spike rough prototypes and MVPs to test ideas early. Embrace sharing ideas that you are embarrassed with so it will be easier to cull.»
Sans Forgetica is a typeface designed using the principles of cognitive psychology to help you to better remember your study notes.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on cognitive psychology.
We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.
Yale Psychology Professor on the 6 Ways You're Thinking Wrong--and What You Can Do About Them
Our species adopted a host of cognitive strategies to survive and thrive. These lessons can help you avoid their pitfalls.
«But rather than blaming the athletes themselves, the jinx may be explained by a purely statistical phenomenon known as regression toward the mean.»
50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
Our rapidly evolving world forces us to adopt distinct patterns of behavior, and in the process, paves the way for new cognitive biases to emerge.
«THE GOOGLE EFFECT Also known as “digital amnesia”, the aptly named Google Effect describes our tendency to forget information that can be easily accessed online.»
This is why cognitive behavioural therapy works so well
“So, tell me about your mother…” is probably what people think about when they think of therapy. But psychoanalysis, with its emphasis on early childhood, is only one branch of therapy, and if probing deep into your personal history doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you may want to give cognitive behavioral therapy a try. getAbstract recommends University of Arizona psychology professor David Sbarra’s brief synopsis of cognitive behavioral therapy to readers who know that stifling their emotions isn’t good, but don’t want to wallow in them either.
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