New concepts I learned, e.g., in linguistics, logic, fallacy, symptoms, ideas, etc


Linguistic relativity (Sapir-Whorf hypothesis)

The principle of … holds that the structure of a language affects the way in which its respective speakers conceptualize their world. See here

Dunning-Kruger effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. See here

Simpson’s Paradox

Simpson’s paradox is a paradox in probability and statistics, in which a trend appears in different groups of data but disappears or reverses when these groups are combined.

Parkinson’s Law of Triviality

Parkinson’s law of triviality is C. Northcote Parkinson’s 1957 argument that members of an organisation give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.

Also known as bike-shed effect.