Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People with disabilities faced pandemic triage biases

When COVID-19 patients began filling up ICUs throughout the country in 2020, health care providers faced difficult decisions. Health care workers had to decide which patients were most likely to recover with care and which ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Conspiracy theories and cognitive biases in the COVID-19 pandemic

Conspiracy theories appear to be increasing in popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But to what extent do people really agree with them, and what is the association with cognitive biases? A research team from the ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Reducing biases about autism may increase social inclusion

Efforts to improve the social success of autistic adolescents and adults have often focused on teaching them ways to think and behave more like their non-autistic peers and to hide the characteristics that define them as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: How to deal with our cognitive biases

Humanity is in a battle against SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In combating this invisible enemy, we should recognize our inherent cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are systematic errors in thinking which affect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fear of COVID-19 is more pervasive than infection

All over the world, thousands of people have now been infected with the coronavirus. China has seen the highest number of cases thus far, but the virus has also struck in Italy, France, the US, Canada, and Japan. Headlines ...

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Bias

Bias is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Bias can come in many forms.

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