When To Drop Your Anchor!

No, I am not talking about sailing, but about a cognitive bias known as anchoring. “Cognitive bias” is defined as “…a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information in the world around them and affects the decisions and judgments that they make.” (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias-2794963) “Anchoring“ [Read More]

By |October 16th, 2020|Research|

Mediating ZOPA

In the last few days, I have mediated a couple of cases in which ZOPA took center stage. ZOPA stands for Zone of Possible Agreement and as defined by Brad Spangler (and updated by Heidi Burgess in June 2013) on the Beyond Intractability website, it "...is the common ground between [Read More]

By |June 28th, 2013|Mediations|
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