25 Cognitive Biases, Bias 17 - Stress-Influence Tendency Bias 17 – Stress-Influence Tendency Posted on March 10, 2015October 16, 2015 by SergioChavez 10 Mar Adrenaline tends to produce faster and more extreme reactions. Some stress can improve performance but heavy stress often leads to dysfunction. SergioChavez Bias 18 – Availability-Misweighing Tendency Bias 16 – Contrast-Misreaction Tendency
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A lot of stress can be healthy to get shit DONE! For example, Steve Jobs pushed his team enormously at a high level to get to where apple is today, however A CRAZY AMOUNT of stress put onto oneself can have a negative impact, like when ronda rousey lost her first ufc fight she considered suicide because of all the stress she was getting from the world.
It’s interesting because a little stress brings clarity, enhanced response time, and focus. Too much stress causes ones to panic, freeze, overreact and preform poorly. It could change the way someone thinks, they would need to be trained to return back to thier previous way of dealing with stress.
This makes me think of the endless scrolling I will do to find the cost of an advertised product, all the while reading testimonials and being shown amazing results I will get if I buy such and such now (and of course, time is running out on the deal ;-P). I learn some things, as James mentions, in the beginning. Then I begin to stress out, and even to avoid “learning” more, I buy the product. Several Bias’s at work here!