By Erik Meira
We all have beliefs – there’s nothing wrong with that. We also all have prejudices, biases, etc. Not ideal, but that’s the reality. With some appropriate critical thinking, you can keep those at bay. Now, is it possible that your beliefs are wrong? Any self-respecting scientist would say, “Absolutely!!!”…and that is true of EVERYTHING that you believe. You could always be wrong.
So how accurate are your beliefs? Have you been a slave to confirmation bias and your prejudices or are you being honestly critical? How will the future view your beliefs? Will you find out later that you were wrong, really wrong? As a medical provider, will you find out that you were advising patients with grossly inaccurate information? Well, psychology research has looked at this and it turns out, you can accurately judge the quality of your own beliefs… [...]