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← Heuristics - Intro to Psychology

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  1. It may not surprise you that as humans we use short cuts to help us make
  2. decisions. Heuristics are mental short cuts that we use to help us make complex
  3. decisions and judgments, and they often result in quick and efficient
  4. decisions. Now, we'll talk about two main types of heuristics. The first is
  5. representativeness heuristic. And here, we make estimates on the probability of
  6. an event based on how typical or representative it is of anther event. And the
  7. second, is the availability heuristic. And we use this strategy, we rely on the
  8. ease with which estimates some to mind, or how aware we're of those estimates.
  9. But lets go to Lauren for a question on the availability heuristic.