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This group is a place to meet others interested in rationality and cognitive bias. Come learn with us... and socialize, too!

Since Kahneman and Tversky pioneered the science of human decision-making in the 1970's, researchers have developed a good understanding of how humans reason relative to the ideal. However, much of this research on cognitive bias has yet to trickle down into popular culture. The goal of Rational Future meetups is to promote the public understanding of rationality and human cognitive bias.

This meetup group is for anyone who wants to gain better insight into their own reasoning and the reasoning of others. It's also for people who want to devise systems that help us think better.

Teachers! How best to teach about cognitive bias and rationality?

Managers! Should rational thinking and cognitive bias be part of every management degree syllabus?

No special expertise is required, and most of our discussions will be entry-level. We'll focus on accessible, science-based explanations of rationality and bias (cognitive dissonance theory, bounded rationality, introspection illusion, attribute substitution, etc.).

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  • May 15 · 6:30 PM

    Fundamental Attribution Error

    5 Members

    Join us as we restart our Chicago meetup series with a presentation and discussion on the Fundamental Attribution Error. The Fundamental Attribution Error is a cognitive... Learn more
  • January 16 · 6:00 PM

    Confirmation Bias

    4 Members

    Confirmation bias is the universal human tendency to search for and evaluate evidence in a way that reinforces what we already believe, or even just hypothesize. If I... Learn more
  • Nov 21, 2016 · 6:00 PM

    Rationality 101

    5 Members

    Rationality 101 What is rationality, and why is it important? Rational thinking enables us to most effectively adopt true beliefs and achieve our goals. Unfortunately,... Learn more
  • Dec 8, 2013 · 10:30 AM

    What It Means to Be Rational

    3 Members

    Ivan Phillips, theoretical physicist and co-founder of the Rational Future Institute, speaks Sunday, December 8th, on “What It Means to Be Rational—Updating Our Beliefs.... Learn more
  • Feb 2, 2013 · 1:00 PM

    Presentation: Bayesian Reasoning and Evolutionary Biology

    17 Members | 5.00

    Bayesian Reasoning and Evolutionary Biology A talk by Dr. Ivan Phillips After reading and learning about the theory of evolution, many of us (and almost all biologists)... Learn more
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