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Here are some reasons I collected that can explain why we have wrong ideas: Naïve realism Egocentrism Illusion of transparency Self-conscious emotions


I suspect we adopt irrational positions when we have an implicit choice available and our frame of mind, owing to biological factors such as stress hormone levels, favors rapid choices over thoughtful reflection on the circumstances we face. Dual process theory provides a decent framework for thinking about this. There is a remarkable body of literature ...

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