Comments on: Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part II https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/ Exploring ways to use our minds efficiently. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:19:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Luciano Passuello https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-77053 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:28:02 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-77053 Not quite there, but the closest descriptive name I know is “Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy”

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By: moreLytes https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-77029 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:29:51 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-77029 Is there a name for misguided appeals to “probabilities after the fact”? It would serve me well as a reference, particularly in my attempts at communicating with creationists.

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By: voodooravi https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-63906 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 07:32:40 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-63906 Brilliant article. It just seems that I came across your website a little late. Never mind!

– voodooravi

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By: Elena https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-62484 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 04:31:44 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-62484 Hi Luciano,

I found your blog in Stumble Upon. Just wanted to say it is an amazing work, high quality – something that I don’t get to see a lot. Thank you!

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By: Luciano Passuello https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-58130 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:31:56 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-58130 Hey thanks for the heads-up! I didn’t mention that specific paper true, but I did mention the book Smart Choices (which is from the same author as the paper you point out, and where I got the ideas from). Thanks!

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By: Luciano Passuello https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-58129 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:30:01 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-58129 Oh, you’re so right about that!

I was trying to find the “official” name of the trap you mention, but couldn’t. It’s similar to the Anchoring trap (see part 1 of this article), but not quite there…

Thanks for the comment!

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By: Luciano Passuello https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-58128 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:28:30 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-58128 Good point! Something that I didn’t mention is that usually these traps comes in bundles — that’s when they’re even more dangerous!

Thanks for the comment, Hayk!

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By: Luciano Passuello https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-58126 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:27:41 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-58126 Haha, I most definitely agree with that! 🙂

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By: Danya https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-57951 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:57:03 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-57951 This is a great article, but I feel it should acknowledge the original authors:

Hammond, J.S., Keeney, R.L., & Raffia, H. (1998). The hidden traps in decision making. Harvard Business Review. September/October. p. 47-58. http://hbr.org/2006/01/the-hidden-traps-in-decision-making/ar/1.

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By: Matt https://litemind.com/thinking-traps-2/#comment-57686 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:48:56 +0000 http://litemind.com/?p=114#comment-57686 I thought of a good one. When people think their source is more valid than a contradicting one simply because they have heard their source’s information first, even though either person could be more accurate. I see that one alot.

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