Poems by Tom Sharp
Foibles, Faults, and Fallacies
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We remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.
We accept shoddy reasons when they support our needs.
Trait ascription bias
We think others’ personalities are more predictable than our own.
Tip of the tongue phenomenon
Often when we fail to recall a detail, it seems close to mind.
We think something happened because we believed it would.
Focus on striking or tragic elements skews our perception of the whole.
Rhyme as reason effect
We feel a statement is more truthful if it rhymes.
We recognize things that aren’t there in vague or random inputs.
We refuse to plan for, or react to, a disaster we’ve never experienced before.
Mind projection fallacy
We think nature conforms to our ideas of it.
We overestimate our own qualities and abilities.
We more easily remember humorous items.
We mistake something we imagined for a memory.
We think we will change less in the future than we have in the past.
It’s harder for us to remember things out of context.
We look for and focus on confirmations of our own opinions and beliefs.
We think the works of earlier times are inherently inferior.
We think general personality descriptions apply to ourselves particularly.
We project human emotions and behavior on things and other animals.
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