Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.
Where other people are looking can influence our own way of seeing the world, new research at the UNSW School of Psychology has found.
Just like crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, the path to good decision-making needs to be followed one careful step at a time, writes Ben Newell.
Old-fashioned good manners and a simple thank you are among the best ways to establish new relationships, UNSW research shows.
Studies have shown that thinking about "smart" words can make you perform more intelligently in subsequent tasks, and vice versa. But it's a contentious area of research, writes Ben Newell.