Archives for June 20, 2010

Misinterpreting Problems Based on Past Experiences

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." ~Abraham Maslow This quote from Maslow is a great example of confirmation bias. Basically, what this is saying is that we interpret or misinterpret the circumstances of our lives based on our past experiences. Here's an example. Jennifer went through several bad relationships. But a new trend was developing. In the past, it took weeks for a doomed relationship to officially end. But the last two relationships … [Read more...]