<iframe title="21 Mind Traps : The Ultimate Guide to your most common Thinking errors" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nYYkRaU0xh8?feature=oembed" height="113" width="200" style="aspect-ratio: 1.76991 / 1; width: 100%; height: 100%;" allowfullscreen="" allow="fullscreen"></iframe> **Duration:** 21:56 **Language:** **Complexity:** **Topics:** # 📒 Personal Notes --- date: 2024-03-20 --- # YouTube ![]() ## Description: -> [Youtube video Link](https://www.youtube.com/embed/nYYkRaU0xh8) ## Summary: The video discusses how our minds can be influenced by various cognitive biases, fallacies, and phenomena, affecting our decisions and thoughts, often without our awareness. It covers cognitive dissonance, the spotlight effect, the anchoring effect, the halo effect, gambler’s fallacy, the contrast effect, confirmation bias, and the Baader Meinhof Phenomenon. The content is inspired by Daniel Kahneman's work, aiming to help viewers recognize these mental traps and think more rationally. - Cognitive Dissonance: Holding conflicting beliefs that lead to discomfort and potentially mental health issues. - The Spotlight Effect: Overestimating how much people notice about us. - The Anchoring Effect: Using initial information as a basis for estimates, often leading to skewed judgments. - The Halo Effect: Allowing a single trait to positively influence our overall perception of someone or something. - Gambler’s Fallacy: Believing that past random events affect the likelihood of future random events. - The Contrast Effect: Judgments being influenced by comparisons rather than absolutes. - Confirmation Bias: Seeking information that confirms our beliefs while ignoring disconfirming evidence. - The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: Noticing something frequently after encountering it for the first time. Topics: - Cognitive Biases - Decision Making Themes: - Psychology - Rational Thinking