Conformity: Why Everything Popular is Wrong
No matter how rational you are, consensus is hard to resist. Even if you choose to stick to your guns in the beginning, you are bound to capitulate at the end. It’s hard to look like a bozo for a long time, especially when you are the only bozo in the room.
Einstellung Effect: When Prior Knowledge Harms Performance
During creative problem-solving, prior knowledge and experience can enhance performance by efficiently guiding us towards solutions that worked in the past. However, prior knowledge can also harm performance if the problem requires a novel solution.
Action Bias: Why Waiting and Watching Is Torture
Do Something Syndrome is the outcome of our tendency to always do something by intervening when, in fact things should be left as they are. This bias is a mix of a lack of patience and a strong desire to intervene without thinking, or considering the possibility of a downside.