“Stop making stupid mistakes. If only they’d follow the rules”

For those who have just had a mental response of ‘How stupid was it that they would use cells that old?’, ‘Darwin Award winner’ or similar, you have just demonstrated some of the mental biases and shortcuts (heuristics) which are part of the way our brain is wired for efficiency. These mental shortcuts are how we deal with the complex and ambiguous world we live in, and we do this all the time. Most of the time it doesn’t matter, sometimes it is critical.

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Just Culture: Why it is essential that we stop judging & blaming and start looking at context

In terms of the social aspects, when our professionalism or competency is threatened, we are liable to put up defenses.