Month: June 2022

ERRORS OF JUDGEMENT: WHY ARE SO MANY OF US WRONG?

In my book, Snake Oil is Alive and Well, I devoted much attention to the psychological research explaining why judgments are frequently erroneous. In it, I analyzed several mechanisms for the formation of false beliefs (biases), a major one of which is the so-called “confirmation bias,” as discussed below: CONFIRMATION BIAS This represents the tendency …

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CAN REDUCING ONE’S WEIGHT DECREASE RISK FOR DEVELOPING CANCER?

For many years, we have known that obesity increases one’s risk for developing cancer in various parts of the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a leading cause of preventable cancers, along with smoking, heavy drinking and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. People who are overweight or obese have a …

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