Theories and Biases

I love learning about people think. Understanding how the human brain processes information and make decisions is key to understanding how the world works (IMO).  

Psychologists, economists and other eggheads (not actually, these people are more am smart than me) have come up with really interesting ways to describe these near incomprehensible subjects. This post is a huge collection of different theories and biases that lurk beneath the surface of our personal relationships, interconnected economy and world history. 

Behavioural Theories

Adaptive Control of Thought - Rational - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACT-R

AIDA Model - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDA_(marketing)

Attribution Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_(psychology)

Behavioral Contagion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_contagion

Chaos Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory

Contextual design theory -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contextual_design

Conversation Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_theory

Diffusion of Innovation Theory -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations

Disruptive Innovation Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_innovation

Disappointment Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappointment#Theory

Economic Noise - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_(economic)

E-Learning Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning_(theory)

Error Management Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Error_management_theory

Face negotiation theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_negotiation_theory

Game Theory-  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory

Gamification - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamification

Gestalt Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology

Grounded Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grounded_theory

Grouping Principles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principles_of_grouping

Herd Behaviour - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_behavior

Knowledge Gap Hypothesis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_gap_hypothesis

Models of Communication - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Models_of_communication

Motivation Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motivation

Media System Dependency - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_system_dependency_theory

Medium Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_theory

Modernization Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernization_theory

Pattern recognition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_recognition_(psychology)

Principle of least effort - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_effort

Problem-Based Learning Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem-based_learning

Prospect Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_theory

Production Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Production_theory

Self Determination Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-determination_theory

Social Engineering - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security)

Social Learning Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_learning_theory

Structural Information Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_information_theory

Systems Thinking Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory

Tragedy of the Commons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Uses and Gratifications Theory - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uses_and_gratifications_theory

Cognitive Biases and Heuristics

Affect Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affect_heuristic

Ambiguity Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambiguity_effect

Anchoring - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchoring

attribution bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_bias

Availability Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Availability_heuristic

base rate fallacy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_rate_fallacy

barnum effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect

Belief Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belief_bias

Blind Spot Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bias_blind_spot

clever hans effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clever_Hans#The_Clever_Hans_effect

clustering illusion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clustering_illusion

commitment bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escalation_of_commitment

Cognitive Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_bias

Cognitive Dissonance - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

Cognitive Distortion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion

Confirmation Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

Curse of Knowledge Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_knowledge

Decoy Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoy_effect

Diffusion of Responsibility - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility

Effort Justification - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effort_justification

Fallacy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy

False Positives / Negatives - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_positives_and_false_negatives

Familiarity Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familiarity_heuristic

Framing Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_(social_sciences)

framing effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_effect_(psychology)

Funding Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funding_bias

Google Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_effect

Groupthink Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink

Hindsight Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindsight_bias

IKEA effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IKEA_effect

Illusion of Control - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion_of_control

Illusion of Validity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusion_of_validity

Illusory Truth Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_truth_effect

impact bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_bias

Information Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_bias_(psychology)

Jumping to Conclusions Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_to_conclusions

Law of Triviality - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_triviality

Mere-Exposure Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere-exposure_effect

Negativity Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negativity_bias

Observer-Expectancy Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer-expectancy_effect

Optimism Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimism_bias

Outcome Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outcome_bias

Overconfidence Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overconfidence_effect

Peak End Rule - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak%E2%80%93end_rule

Priming - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priming_(psychology)

Response Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response_bias

Selective Perception - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_perception

Self-Handicapping - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-handicapping

Social Comparison Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_comparison_bias

Social Desirability Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_desirability_bias

Status Quo Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_quo_bias

Stereotype - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype

Survivorship Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias

Third Person Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-person_effect

Valence Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valence_effect

Worse Than Average Effect - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse-than-average_effect

Zero-Sum Thinking - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-sum_thinking