Staying Open Minded

In this discussion of Staying Open-Minded psychologist Sharon Bent and I talk about some of the natural biases and errors of our naturally predictive mind.  Drawing on the work of Kahneman we discuss System 1 and System 2 thinking and how we can use strategies to correct for these natural biases. We then explore Dweck’s work mon Growth and Fixed Mindsets, linking this to the importance of non-personalising feedback, as exemplified by the BEEF framework.  Finally, we discuss natural curiosity and creativity when self-concern is absent.