In defence of ambiguity


In defence of ambiguity

Jim Vause 2015

Jim Vause

Indecision, road, two directions [Kylie Glenn/Unsplash]
Which way to turn? Ambivalence does have its uses, writes Jim Vause [Kylie Glenn/Unsplash]

In a world of polarised opinions and strongly voiced views, research shows people with mixed feelings are less likely to demonstrate two common cognitive biases, writes Jim Vause

Envious I have always been, of those so certain about things, about the world, about what they believe, about anything. Being a good leader, I thought

[1] Benefits of being ambivalent: The relationship between trait ambivalence and attribution biases. Schneider I, Novin S, Van Harreveld F and Genschow O. First published: 07 September 2020 Available online at