News tagged with biases

How to become a citizen climate sleuth

There has been much media commentary recently about the Bureau of Meteorology's efforts to use historical weather records to gauge how Australia's climate is changing. ...

Sep 04, 2014
4 / 5 (6) 3

Whether human or hyena, there's safety in numbers

Humans, when alone, see threats as closer than they actually are. But mix in people from a close group, and that misperception disappears. In other words, there's safety in numbers, according to a new study by two Michigan ...

Apr 23, 2013
not rated yet 0

The NHL drafts the wrong players due to birthday bias

A hockey player's birthday strongly biases how professional teams assess his talent, according to a new study by Grand Valley State University researchers. The findings were published in the online journal PLOS ONE.

Feb 27, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Bridging the immigration divide

Recent immigrants and people descended from earlier immigrants – whether voluntary or forced – often eye each other warily, sometimes finding themselves at odds.

Jan 21, 2013
not rated yet 0

Games may help train analysts to overcome bias

Game-playing may help intelligence analysts with the serious business of identifying biases that can cloud decision-making and problem-solving during life or death situations, according to researchers.

Nov 13, 2012
not rated yet 0