Cognitive Biases – Alief [3:59]


This video discusses the concept of Aliefs.  The video starts off with an example of aliefs in action while walking on a Skywalk.  It then discusses what they are and how they are related to aliefs.  It then ends discussing other examples of aliefs we regularly experience, including disgust and racism.

Discussion Questions

  • What is the Skywalk example?  What is the disconnect between our beliefs and our feelings here?
  • What is an Alief? What are the 5 A’s of Aliefs?
  • How are Aliefs and Beliefs similar?  different?
  • How can aliefs affect our behaviors around race?
  • Can you think of any other examples where our Aliefs and Beliefs conflict?

Keywords: aliefs, beliefs, epistemology, rationality, feelings, emotions, cognition, philosophy, psychology, behavior, bias,


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