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Are You Suffering from Situational Bias? Be HONEST.

•, by Daisy Luther

What is situational bias?

In the context of prepping and survival, situational bias is a systemic cognitive bias that causes people to believe that their unique situation protects them from the events or disasters that may befall others. It's similar to normalcy bias, but a little different because it's more thought out – the person has what they feel is a valid reason for their belief, instead of simply, "It could never happen to me."

It's something that we in the survival world see frequently. Perhaps it's someone on one of Selco's articles saying, "I'm sure it was bad in the Balkans, but what he's describing could never happen here because Americans are different" or someone reading about a riot who breathes a sigh of relief and says, "I'm glad I don't live in the city."