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''Over the last few decades, new experiments have changed science's picture of the way we think — how we succeed or fail to obtain the truth and achieve our goals.  The heuristics and biases program, in cognitive psychology, has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning.  Social psychology has learned about how groups succeed or fail. Behavioral economists have measured the way humans decide against models of optimal decision-makers, and discovered that we often decide suboptimally.''
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Latest revision as of 16:27, 12 June 2019


Welcome to the Less Wrong wiki
The wiki about rationality that anyone who is logged in can edit

559 articles since April 2009


Over the last few decades, new experiments have changed science's picture of the way we think — how we succeed or fail to obtain the truth and achieve our goals. The heuristics and biases program, in cognitive psychology, has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning. Social psychology has learned about how groups succeed or fail. Behavioral economists have measured the way humans decide against models of optimal decision-makers, and discovered that we often decide suboptimally.

Less Wrong is a site for people who want to apply these findings to their own thinking.

This wiki is a companion for the community blog Less Wrong. Our criterion for "notability": a concept needs to be discussed in at least one promoted article, and later be referenced by another (possibly unpromoted) article. If you want to write about something that isn't "notable" yet, do it on the blog!


Featured articles Articles in need of help

Getting Started

Not sure where to start?
Adding content
  • If you create an account on the Less Wrong group blog, you'll be able to edit pages here using the same login details around 24 hours later.
  • If you would like to get started on editing, please read Help:Etiquette and Help:Style_Guide. A description of the Wiki format can be found at Help:Formatting on MediaWiki.
  • To create a new article, just enter the article title in the box below.
  • Every wiki has two list of articles that need help called "Stubs" and "Wanted Articles". Don't be shy, get in there.
  • Check out the community portal to see what the community is working on, to give feedback or just to say hi.