I decided to peruse the wikipedia page on cognitive biases and select the ones that I think are associated with “pop” music as I really do not feel that its the best music there is (with occasional exceptions).

  • Cognitive Biases
    • attentional bias
    • availability cascade
    • bandwagon effect
    • default effect
    • illusory truth effect
    • irrational escalation
    • law of the instrument
    • less-is-better effect
    • mere exposure effect
    • not invented here
    • ostrich effect
    • post-purchase rationalization
    • pseudocertainty effect
    • reactance
    • reactive devaluation
    • regressive bias
    • rhyme as reason effect
    • risk compensation
    • selection bias
    • semmelweis reflex
    • social desirability bias
    • status quo bias
    • stereotyping
    • subjective validation
    • third-person effect
    • parkinson’s law of triviality
    • Weber–Fechner law
  • social biases
    • authority bias
    • cheerleader effect
    • false consensus effect
    • group attribution error
    • ingroup bias
    • just world hypothesis
    • naive realism
    • Outgroup homogeneity bias
    • self serving bias
    • shared information bias
    • system justification
    • trait ascription bias
    • ultimate attribution error