Tag: Confirmation Bias
Originating in the 1990s from Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd’s studies, DARVO encapsulates a sequence: Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. This framework describes how those facing accusations often evade responsibility, challenge their accusers, and recast themselves as the wronged party.
The principle of WYSIATI highlights humanity’s propensity to draw conclusions from visible data while neglecting what might be omitted. Originally identified by Daniel Kahneman, this cognitive bias has significant ramifications across various fields, from politics to finance.
Steel-manning is a debate technique where one strengthens an opposing argument before addressing it, promoting understanding and intellectual honesty. It enhances critical thinking and encourages productive debate, though it can unintentionally amplify harmful ideas.