Inductive Reasoning (Definition + Examples)

When faced with stress, how do you determine the best way to alleviate it? Do you go for a run? Eat something? Listen to loud music? Your choices are often influenced by recalling which solutions have consistently provided relief. For many people, deciding how to deal with emotions or what they should do next requires ... Read more

Deductive Reasoning (Definition + Examples)

At the age of 11 or 12, children enter what famed psychologist Jean Piaget identified as the formal operational stage. While this represents the last of Piaget's stages of cognitive development, it's important to note that development continues in various aspects throughout life, including emotional, moral, and social dimensions. In the formal operational stage, children ... Read more

Gambler’s Fallacy

Our brains have to make many decisions quickly: whether we want to cross the street, leave our jobs, or bet on red or black. But biases and fallacies, like the gambler's fallacy, cloud our judgment and may lead us astray.  What Is The Gambler’s Fallacy?  The gambler's fallacy is a bias in which we let ... Read more

Confirmation Bias (Examples + Definition)

I want to tell you a story about a person named John. John is passionate about gun rights. He believes everyone should have the freedom to own as many guns as they wish and that they should be allowed in all public places. Sure, his views may seem extreme to some. But this story isn't ... Read more