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Unformatted text preview: feel like these events are much more common than dying by falling airplane parts. (Can lead us a stray of our judgments) o Representative Heuristic: assumption that any object (or person) sharing characteristics with the members of a particular category is also a member of that category Example: assume every Irish person has red hair o Confirmation bias: tendency to search for & use info that supports our beliefs while not looking for/ignoring info that refutes our beliefs o Hindsight bias: tendency to report falsely, after the fact, that you accurately predicted the outcome o Fixation: getting stuck on using a previously successful strategy to try to solve a new problem Functional Fixedness: failing to solve a problem because you get stuck thinking about an objects usual functions Ch 5: pg. 161-166, 180-186 Ch 6: pg. 221-225 Ch 7: pg. 229-242, 251-259 (some of this material on language may also be covered during the guest lecture)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 36-087 taught by Professor Welsh during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '10