People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errors

Apparently, people who jump to conclusions are more likely to buy into conspiracy theories. These people, nicknamed “jumpers”, have been observed by various researchers to make more frequent errors in judgment; some of these include overconfidence, being easily lured into making inferior bets, and believing in medical myths. Scientists speculate that this may be because jumpers don’t engage in conscious, effortful, and analytic reasoning (system 2 reasoning) as often as non-jumpers do. Read full article here

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