+ PSYCHOLOGICAL BIASES THAT F* WITH YOUR PERCEPTIONS ON LISTAPP + (RECS PLEASE)
Inspired by the show Brian Games, a Ph.D. in psychology, and fun w listapp.
- •Fundamental attribution errorThe tendency to attribute other people's list frequency to their personality (e.g., laziness) and dismiss situational factors such as the fact that they just got a new puppy.
- •Self Serving BiasThe tendency to credit your oogles of list stars to brilliant writing and underestimate the influence of the re-list by @dev
- •Dunning-Kruger EffectEven though one is an expert in the field, the tendency to feel unqualified to make a list about it. Meanwhile, Jones covers the topic, poorly.
- •Irrational EscalationThe tendency to continue to "polish the turd" and keep adding and editing a list that was so darn carefully crafted but fell flat on listapp. Also known as Sunk Costs Fallacy.
- •Spotlight EffectThe tendency to think that other listappers will actually notice how frequently you star, realist or comment on listapp.
- •Ingroup BiasThe tendency to feature lists made by those known IRL and are already part of the admins' social group.
- •Group Attribution ErrorThe tendency to feel like listapp is an unfriendly place because one popular user never takes your recommendations or responds to your comments.
- •Baader-Meinhof PhenomenonThe tendency to notice that a newly learned word or list topic is suddenly appearing with improbable frequency on listapp and IRL. Aka Frequency Illusion.
- •ExtinctionNot a bias but a psych phenom at play for a percentage of listapp-ers. The listapp behavior will stop if the behavior is not "reinforced" through social interaction on listapp.