PARBs Hiatus: Moving to Psychology Today

I was invited to start a new blog at the Psychology Today website, and I’ve posted there about once a month since March. My new blog is called Bias Fundamentals: Tools to Keep Our Biases in Check. I initially thought I could do both Bias Fundamentals and PARBs Anonymous. I thought there were enough differences between the two blogs that it made […]

Conformity and Bias in Sharing Fake News

If nearly everybody believes something, then it must be true. If most of us act the same way, then it must be okay to act that way. Right? No. These common-sense ways of drawing conclusions about the world are logical fallacies. They go by names such as the bandwagon fallacy, the naturalistic fallacy, or argumentum […]

Thinking We Can See Invisible Racism

Invisible or covert racism is a difficult issue. It refers to subtle or unconscious forms of racial bias, and many white people have difficulty believing it exists. Even people of color aren’t sure it’s there when they notice something in an everyday interaction that feels offensive. Makes sense. Invisible racism is invisible, which technically means […]

“It’s Not the End of the World”: Comforting but Illogical

After making a mistake or after something bad happens to you, have you ever become upset or afraid? Has anyone ever tried to comfort you by saying, “it’s not the end of the world” – perhaps even your therapist. Of course it’s not the end of the world. You can’t deny that. Solid logic, right? […]