About this Research Topic
In recent decades, research in the mentioned fields has described many instances of cognitive biases, identified a number of factors or situations that promote or modulate them, and proposed potential explanatory mechanisms that underlie these processes. As a result, researchers are now endowed with the ability to predict which conditions will be more likely to bias people’s inferences and actions. To a lesser extent, researchers have proposed solutions and strategies to prevent or to reduce the negative impact of cognitive biases in people’s lives.
This Research Topic will cover recent advances and studies on how cognitive biases affect judgments and decisions and how they could be reduced by means of interventions, without endorsing any particular theoretical framework. We welcome a variety of methodological approaches and tools (experimental, individual differences, neuroscience, educational interventions, etc.), and contexts or domains of application (economical, medical, social), including theory-focused proposals. By bringing together researchers from different fields and traditions, we hope to further stimulate the advance in our understanding of cognitive biases and contribute to developing strategies aimed at countering them.
Keywords: reasoning, judgment, decision making, irrationality, cognitive bias
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