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TagLast edit: 16 Apr 2020 19:39 UTC by Ruby

A technique or rationality technique is a set of actions (including “mental actions”) for improving one’s thinking so as to form accurate beliefs and/​or make better decisions. Ideally, techniques are refined to the point that they can be taught and trained.

CFAR Par­ti­ci­pant Hand­book now available to all

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien3 Jan 2020 15:43 UTC
248 points
40 comments1 min readLW link2 reviews

Ta­boo Your Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Feb 2008 22:53 UTC
229 points
130 comments3 min readLW link

Dou­ble Crux — A Strat­egy for Mu­tual Understanding

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Jan 2017 4:37 UTC
184 points
108 comments12 min readLW link

Leave a Line of Retreat

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Feb 2008 23:57 UTC
185 points
75 comments4 min readLW link

Prob­lem re­lax­ation as a tactic

TurnTrout22 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
118 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Truly Part Of You

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Nov 2007 2:18 UTC
170 points
61 comments4 min readLW link

Good­bye, Shog­goth: The Stage, its An­i­ma­tron­ics, & the Pup­peteer – a New Metaphor

RogerDearnaley9 Jan 2024 20:42 UTC
46 points
8 comments36 min readLW link

Think­ing By The Clock

Screwtape8 Nov 2023 7:40 UTC
178 points
26 comments8 min readLW link

So­cratic Duck­ing, OODA Loops, Frame-by-Frame Debugging

CFAR!Duncan4 Aug 2022 17:44 UTC
24 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Shoulder Ad­vi­sors 101

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien9 Oct 2021 5:30 UTC
193 points
124 comments14 min readLW link2 reviews

Tun­ing your Cog­ni­tive Strategies

Raemon27 Apr 2023 20:32 UTC
106 points
51 comments9 min readLW link
(bewelltuned.com)

Ham­mers and Nails

alkjash23 Jan 2018 1:19 UTC
88 points
35 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Focusing

CFAR!Duncan29 Jul 2022 19:15 UTC
105 points
23 comments14 min readLW link

One Day Sooner

Screwtape2 Nov 2023 19:00 UTC
97 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

A Pro­cess for Deal­ing with Mo­ti­vated Reasoning

Vaughn Papenhausen3 Sep 2018 3:34 UTC
15 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 20: OODA Loop

Mark Xu24 Apr 2020 18:11 UTC
25 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

Tak­ing a sim­plified model

dominicq16 Nov 2021 22:21 UTC
9 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Split and Commit

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien21 Nov 2021 6:27 UTC
175 points
33 comments7 min readLW link1 review

My ver­sion of Si­mu­lacra Levels

Daniel Kokotajlo26 Apr 2023 15:50 UTC
41 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

Taste & Shaping

CFAR!Duncan10 Jul 2022 5:50 UTC
64 points
1 comment16 min readLW link

In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

CFAR!Duncan22 Jul 2022 4:34 UTC
88 points
15 comments12 min readLW link

Dou­ble Crux

CFAR!Duncan24 Jul 2022 6:34 UTC
56 points
9 comments11 min readLW link

Turbocharging

CFAR!Duncan2 Aug 2022 0:01 UTC
50 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

Key De­ci­sion Anal­y­sis—a fun­da­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity technique

Eli Tyre12 Jan 2020 5:59 UTC
43 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Fix it and tell us what you did

JulianMorrison23 Apr 2009 14:54 UTC
49 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

Mnestics

Jarred Filmer23 Oct 2022 0:30 UTC
117 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Directed Babbling

Yudhister Kumar1 Feb 2023 9:10 UTC
20 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.ykumar.org)

Con­crete Take­aways Post-CFAR

lifelonglearner24 Feb 2017 18:31 UTC
20 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

What are the Best Ham­mers in the Ra­tion­al­ist Com­mu­nity?

Bound_up24 Jan 2018 14:43 UTC
18 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Seven habits to­wards highly effec­tive minds

Richard_Ngo5 Sep 2019 23:10 UTC
38 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Be­com­ing Unusu­ally Truth-Oriented

abramdemski3 Jan 2020 1:27 UTC
89 points
20 comments10 min readLW link

On Tap­ping Out

Screwtape17 Nov 2023 3:23 UTC
45 points
13 comments8 min readLW link

Never Drop A Ball

Screwtape23 Nov 2023 4:15 UTC
62 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

My First Post

Jaivardhan Nawani6 Sep 2023 17:42 UTC
34 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Chain Breaking

Mark Xu29 Dec 2020 1:06 UTC
23 points
6 comments10 min readLW link
(markxu.com)

Vi­sual Men­tal Imagery Training

GuySrinivasan19 Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
35 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Avoid­ing Rationalization

dspeyer15 Jan 2020 10:55 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Why didn’t we find katas for ra­tio­nal­ity?

ChristianKl14 Sep 2021 16:43 UTC
9 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

Cup-Stack­ing Skills (or, Reflex­ive In­vol­un­tary Men­tal Mo­tions)

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien11 Oct 2021 7:16 UTC
117 points
36 comments7 min readLW link2 reviews

A frame­work for speed reading

limerott16 Sep 2019 18:52 UTC
26 points
6 comments12 min readLW link
(limerott.com)

TSR #3 En­train­ment: Discussion

Hazard1 Dec 2017 16:46 UTC
11 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Re­place the Sym­bol with the Substance

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Feb 2008 18:12 UTC
83 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Do you do weekly or daily re­views? What are they like?

benwr5 Aug 2019 1:23 UTC
23 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Share Your Anti-Akra­sia Tricks

Vladimir_Golovin15 May 2009 19:06 UTC
25 points
121 comments1 min readLW link

Akra­sia Tac­tics Re­view 2: The Akra­sia Strikes Back

polutropon16 Jul 2013 2:17 UTC
31 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Use­ful Ques­tions Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan25 Jul 2013 2:58 UTC
40 points
67 comments1 min readLW link

Pos­i­tive Queries—How Fetching

Benquo30 Apr 2014 2:24 UTC
36 points
43 comments7 min readLW link

Back Up and Ask Whether, Not Why

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Nov 2008 19:20 UTC
54 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Catch­ing the Spark

LoganStrohl30 Jan 2021 23:23 UTC
110 points
21 comments36 min readLW link1 review

Why you should try a live read­ing session

Nihal M26 Jun 2021 8:30 UTC
13 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] How to gen­er­ate idea/​solu­tions to solve a prob­lem?

warrenjordan29 Oct 2021 0:53 UTC
2 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

De­po­si­tions and Rationality

Pablo Repetto4 Nov 2021 0:10 UTC
22 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

Pre­mortem as com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vice (e.g. in re­la­tion­ship)

becausecurious4 Apr 2022 18:53 UTC
8 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Con­sume fic­tion wisely

RomanS21 Jan 2022 20:23 UTC
−9 points
56 comments5 min readLW link

Gears-Level Un­der­stand­ing, De­liber­ate Perfor­mance, The Strate­gic Level

CFAR!Duncan5 Aug 2022 17:11 UTC
28 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Area un­der the curve, Eat Dirt, Broc­coli Er­rors, Coper­ni­cus & Chaos

CFAR!Duncan8 Aug 2022 8:17 UTC
36 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

A sim­ple tech­nique to re­duce nega­tive rumination

cranberry_bear2 Feb 2023 1:33 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The ‘5 Main Mus­cles of Move­ment’ Made Easy.

leggi7 Dec 2019 9:17 UTC
5 points
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Phys­i­cal al­ign­ment—do you have it? Take a minute & check.

leggi5 Feb 2020 4:02 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Unoffi­cial Canon on Ap­plied Rationality

ScottL15 Feb 2016 13:03 UTC
64 points
32 comments23 min readLW link

Prob­lem Solv­ing with Mazes and Crayon

johnswentworth19 Jun 2018 6:15 UTC
149 points
28 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How do you do post mortems?

matto3 Dec 2023 14:46 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Body Align­ment & Balance. Our Midline Anatomy & the Me­dian Plane.

leggi22 Aug 2019 10:24 UTC
15 points
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Two Truths and a Lie

Psychohistorian23 Dec 2009 6:34 UTC
71 points
67 comments2 min readLW link

How to brain­storm effectively

PECOS-919 May 2012 21:29 UTC
63 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Speci­fic­ity: Your Brain’s Superpower

Liron2 Sep 2019 12:53 UTC
79 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

11 core ra­tio­nal­ist skills

Roko2 Dec 2009 8:09 UTC
72 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

alkjash19 Mar 2018 5:50 UTC
47 points
35 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Su­per­hu­man Meta Process

SquirrelInHell3 Jan 2018 13:39 UTC
21 points
18 comments1 min readLW link
(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

Tak­ing the Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

lifelonglearner22 Mar 2018 17:22 UTC
15 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Fight Bi­ases, or Route Around Them?

Scott Alexander25 Mar 2009 22:23 UTC
29 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

Make an ap­point­ment with your saner self

MalcolmOcean8 Feb 2019 5:05 UTC
28 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Re­duc­tion­ism Revisited

alkjash20 Mar 2018 6:00 UTC
11 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Train­ing Regime Day 0: Introduction

Mark Xu14 Feb 2020 8:22 UTC
38 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 1: What is ap­plied ra­tio­nal­ity?

Mark Xu15 Feb 2020 21:03 UTC
31 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 2: Search­ing for bugs

Mark Xu16 Feb 2020 17:16 UTC
25 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 3: Tips and Tricks

Mark Xu17 Feb 2020 18:53 UTC
23 points
5 comments11 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 6: Seek­ing Sense

Mark Xu20 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
9 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 7: Goal Factoring

Mark Xu21 Feb 2020 17:55 UTC
12 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 8: Noticing

Mark Xu22 Feb 2020 19:47 UTC
27 points
7 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews

Train­ing Regime Day 9: Dou­ble-Crux

Mark Xu23 Feb 2020 18:08 UTC
11 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 10: Systemization

Mark Xu24 Feb 2020 17:20 UTC
13 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 11: So­cratic Ducking

Mark Xu25 Feb 2020 17:19 UTC
11 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 12: Focusing

Mark Xu26 Feb 2020 19:07 UTC
10 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 13: Re­solve Cycles

Mark Xu27 Feb 2020 17:45 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 14: Traf­fic Jams

Mark Xu28 Feb 2020 17:52 UTC
10 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 15: CoZE

Mark Xu29 Feb 2020 17:13 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 16: Ham­ming Questions

Mark Xu1 Mar 2020 18:46 UTC
9 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 17: Deflinch­ing and Lines of Retreat

Mark Xu21 Apr 2020 17:45 UTC
24 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 18: Nega­tive Vi­su­al­iza­tion

Mark Xu22 Apr 2020 16:06 UTC
13 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 19: Ham­ming Ques­tions for Pot­ted Plants

Mark Xu23 Apr 2020 16:00 UTC
47 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 21: Ex­e­cut­ing Intentions

Mark Xu25 Apr 2020 22:16 UTC
13 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 22: Mur­phyjitsu 2

Mark Xu26 Apr 2020 20:18 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 23: TAPs 2

Mark Xu27 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 24: Re­solve Cy­cles 2

Mark Xu28 Apr 2020 19:00 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 25: Re­cur­sive Self-Im­prove­ment

Mark Xu29 Apr 2020 18:22 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Com­plex Signs Bad

Evenstar3 Jul 2023 13:09 UTC
5 points
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