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Comment author: lukeprog 28 September 2011 06:37:35AM 1 point [-]

I have not. I'm not familiar with that literature, but Google is. Lemme know if you find anything especially interesting!

Comment author: lukeprog 28 September 2011 07:33:59PM 0 points [-]

Uh.... was I downvoted for replying with helpful links to a comment that was already below the 0 thresshold?

Or perhaps I was downvoted for not including racism as a cognitive bias on my developing table of biases?


Comment author: dlthomas 05 October 2011 01:43:27AM 0 points [-]

My guess is that it smacked a bit too much of LMGTFY.

Comment author: lessdazed 28 September 2011 08:05:18PM *  0 points [-]

Probably the latter. I'm reading through links from the links from the links of what you linked to, perhaps you could list all the biases you could use help on? I think my Arieli Lindt/Hersheys solution of imposing a self penalty whenever accepting free things was a clever way of debiasing that bias (though I would think so, wouldn't I?) and in the course of reading through all kinds of these articles (in a topic I am interested in) I could provide similar things.

I really do go through a lot of this stuff independently, I had read the Bullock paper and Kahneman interview before you asked for help and only after you asked did I know I had information you wanted.

In any case my above comment was probably downvoted for it being perceived as posturing rather than because it isn't a common concern. That interpretation best explains my getting downvoted for raising the issue and you being downvoted for not taking it maximally seriously.