Learnings Mental Models

The Semmelweis Effect: Overcoming the Trap of Ignorance in Decision-Making

Introduction In the realm of decision-making, the Semmelweis Effect stands as a compelling mental model that sheds light on the propensity of individuals and groups to reject new information or ideas that challenge their existing beliefs or practices. Coined after the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis, this phenomenon captures the tendency to dismiss valuable insights due […]