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Cognitive biases: Falling for false expertise …

April 29, 2019

People don’t naturally know who they should listen to.

Worse yet, in a majority of instances when a reliable expert is identified, people end up following somebody else’s advice.

That’s what Univ. of Utah’s management professor Bryan Bonner concludes.



Bonner observes that rather than identifying advisers with actual competence, people habitually fall for spurious “proxies of expertise”.