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Categorical Thinking: How to Avoid Bias in Categorical Thinking

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jun 22, 2022 • 4 min read

Categorical thinking is a phenomenon in social psychology in which you make broad generalizations to better understand the world. While this sort of cognition serves a purpose, it comes with negative side effects, too. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of categorical thinking and view the world more objectively, openly, and honestly.