Feb 11, 2021 - 7 min
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Belief in conspiracy theories and overconfidence are two tendencies linked to hasty thinking. Research shows that many people do hardly any research regarding big decisions in life. It has also been proven that these judgements are "part of larger error-prone patterns in behaviour and thinking." These patterns have consequences: people who tend to make such jumps in their reasoning often make decisions that don't pay off. Reflecting on their research, Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning explore what is behind this jumping and what can be done to help people think more deliberately.