People are drawn to belief bias. The strength and fear of belief bias.

【Believing that “memory deteriorates with age” really deteriorates memory… the fear of “belief bias” that disempowers people.】


・One mistake can cause an extreme reaction of “I’m done, I can’t do it. I can’t do this anymore.” This is an extreme reaction that can cause a person to give up everything he or she has worked for.

・What is at work in these situations is a cognitive distortion called “all-or-nothing thinking,” also known as “splitting.

・This cognitive distortion tends to occur in younger, inexperienced people, but even at a mature age, some people have a strong “all-or-nothing” mindset. It is deeply related to “belief bias”.

・“Belief Bias” Alters Even Our Capabilities

・In one experiment, when the participants were told, “This is a memory test. When told that “the elderly tend to perform worse,” the percentage of correct answers by the elderly was lower.

・In one experiment, a group of employees who were told that “making hotel beds is not just a task but a great workout – you burn a total of 300 calories just cleaning one room,” lost negative weight in all categories, including weight and body fat, compared to others.

・Researchers found at least 76 patterns of belief bias in money alone, 62 patterns in diet, 88 patterns in love alone, and more than 400 discipline-specific “belief bias” patterns in all, including “If you don’t succeed, you’re not worth it,” and “Money is what you get out.”

・People do well in some areas and not well in others, but if there is one area that has not worked well for many years, it may be related to a “belief bias” that is limiting you

・To avoid such “belief bias,” ask yourself, “Is what I think now absolutely, 100% true?” and ask yourself, “Is what I think now 100% absolutely true?




The above is a quote from the article




People are drawn to “belief bias”.


In my blog late last year, I talked about how images create reality,


This story of belief bias may also be linked to that.


Belief bias can be stereotypical, or it can be a three-stage bias, as described in the article above.

「I grew up in the country.」(fact)
「Growing up in the countryside doesn’t get you ahead.」(belief)
→「I’m the kind of person who can’t get ahead.」(result)」

It’s like「A=B、If B=C、A=C」

I think there are a lot of people who create this kind of bias in their way of life, even though such a simple equation should not hold true. (They hold twisted beliefs that are not true.)


Picture it.

「I am a **** kind of person.」

What goes into **** for you?

In fact, you yourself are likely to be the ****ed up person that comes to mind!


Well, it’s not surprising.


However, it is possible that the **** could be a belief bias.


In a blog I wrote at the end of the year,

I told you that,

Not “reality → image,” but “image → reality.”



Not “reality → belief bias,” but “belief bias → reality.”

I think it is quite possible that this is the case.


I wish it was a positive belief bias,

I wish it was a negative belief bias, but I would like to remove it.


To remove belief bias, you need to ask yourself about your assumptions (belief bias), “Is that absolutely true?”


Thus, not only the story of belief bias, but also the question of self-doubt is still a good way to grow at any age.


I, too, would like to ask myself again about the negative belief bias I may have put on myself.


See you then.


【Kyoto University research group’s survey shows “sense of crisis” behind assumption that “men are smart” from age 7】

Gender stereotypes seem to form from age 7. I would love to see children not be influenced (or bound) by such stereotypes. (I assume the influence is quite large)




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