Cognitive bias

According to wikipedia, “a cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment”. This bias tends to be more pervasive here than elsewhere and tends to be more extreme than the norm. In most cases where this problem arises it is not due to random variation in the mental state of one or more people. Instead the bias may be a subtle but widespread problem. For example:

1. People become less inclined to engage to the right than others (e.g., those with low self-control or the opposite attitude). It can be especially prevalent in those with certain social conditions, including low self-esteem, under stress, and in people who are depressed.

2. People are less likely to accept or approve of a positive or negative mental state (e.g., people who are not aware of problems and therefore cannot engage to the right should be referred to social services).

What factors are most related to this problem? It is worth noting that the most likely cause for this tendency is:

A significant bias is associated with many psychiatric conditions that can cause social disaffection. A significant bias is also associated with other major factors. This bias may be more common in people with chronic depression who are not aware of the illness or are depressed in particular as compared to people with normal psychological well character.

If we looked at the frequency of these major factors, we would expect to see something like the following pattern, which would predict how many people would experience this.

— Slimane Zouggari