“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”
― Jonathan Swift
So you think you’re rational? Logical? That you can reason your way to the best decision? Think again. A great example of how our brains are hardwired to be biased are the findings from a study through the Clayman Institute of Gender Studies at Stanford that found that the number of women musicians in orchestras went up from 5% to 25% since the 1970s – a shift that happened when judges began auditioning musicians behind screens so that they could not see them.” Yup, just being seen as a woman negatively impacted the chances of making it professionally.
We’ve collected four articles that anyone, and everyone, should read who is committed to learning how to battle their biases and aspire to be as rational as possible. (Yes, we’re making you work for it this time!) Click through and read on!