CognitionMaking decisions, Social cognition at wikipedia, MemoryScience is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.Cognitive biases enabled early humans to make quick decisions and maintain social cohesiveness. Today they are counterproductive to learning science.
Richard FeynmanConvictions are greater enemies of truth than lies.
Rationality materials at Less Wrong, Motivated reasoning
Situated cognition at wikipedia, Community of practice, Cox reference
List of cognitive biases, Cognitive dissonance, Recursive thinking
Tools for thinking, Association bias, Intellectuals in politics
Availability heuristic, more, more, Optimism bias, Thinking
Just-world hypothesis, 3 types of ignorance, Overcoming misinformation
Learning specifics may not help with learning abstractions
The psychology of incompetence, brief review, The Dunning-Kruger effectThose who are incompetent in a given subject can't recognize competence in that subject.The four stages of competence, Outline of thought
The illusion of explanatory depthPeople are least competent in understanding and explaining mechanisms.Critical thinking, Personal construct psychology
List of fallacious arguments, Albert Ellis, cognitive therapy
Formal reasoning (Piaget), Morton's demon (anticognition)
Perseverance of initial beliefs, Lack of awareness
Hypocognition, Attribution bias, more, Attribution theory, more