20 Cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

March 26, 2016 by BPIR.com Limited

Originally posted on Business Insider by Samantha Lee and Shana Lebowitz

You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.

From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior, and they can prevent you from acting in your own best interests.

Here, we’ve rounded up the most common biases that screw up our decision-making.