As the legislative session is fast approaching we need to be aware of cognitive bias – a phenomenon that we have witnessed many time over the past years. Cognitive bias is especially prevalent with issues related to care, supports and cost of that care for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Take a peek at this site to read about the following 10 Cognitive Biases that distort our thinking – remember this is only a list of 10 of these biases – there are many more that have been identified.
The Actor-Observer Bias
The False Consensus Effect
The Halo Effect
The Self-Serving Bias
The Availability Heuristic
The Optimism Bias
Let’s plan for more conversation and collaboration with regards to caseload forecasting. Keep in mind the issue of cognitive bias and how these biases have affected discussions in the past.
Have people been heard and questions answered?
Have concerns been addressed?
Let’s listen to each other and collaborate.