CEU Event: How Cognitive Biases Interfere with How We Acquire Knowledge.

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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Given how behaviorists, ethologists, neuroscientists and veterinarians often get into conflict, this talk discusses how our cognitive biases impact knowledge acquisition. Cognitive biases makes us reject information that we should accept, and accept information that we should reject. In this talk, the presenter will discuss a handful of them: • The curse of knowledge • Authority bias • The illusory truth effect • The availability cascade • Tribal epistemology • Confirmation bias • The Semmelweiss effect • The backfire effect • Reactance • The Dunning-Kruger effect The aim of this session is to open attendees’ minds more to how biases come about and how problematic this is – and facilitate those difficult discussions with people who have other backgrounds. Level of difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate (not difficult concepts but to many people a lot of new terms, maybe)

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Karolina Westlund

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-300-6520
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-4300656