Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture7_Oct17

Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture7_Oct17 - Course Information...

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Course Information • Midterm exam #1, Wednesday – 40 multiple choice questions • Lectures, Textbook 1-9, 11-12 (NOT 14) WV 1-4 (use worksheet answers as study guide) – Review session: Tonight, 10/17, Chem 1179, 6-7:30, Q&A – I will hold extra office hours Wednesday 10/19, 9:30-11:00 – Practice questions posted – Forum for posting your questions closes Tuesday 10/18, 8 PM
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Mental Strategies and Shortcuts • Judgmental Heuristics: Mental shortcuts people use to make judgments quickly and efficiently – They usually lead to good decisions in a reasonable amount of time
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Representativeness • The Linda problem: – a. Linda is a CEO. – b. Linda is a CEO and is active in the feminist movement. – Which is more likely? a. or b.
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Representativeness • The Linda problem: – a. Linda is a CEO. – b. Linda is a CEO and is active in the feminist movement. – Which is more likely? • A mental shortcut whereby people classify something according to how similar it is to a typical case
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Availability Heuristic • Mental rule of thumb whereby people base a judgment on the ease with which they can bring something to mind – Often this leads to a reasonable judgment – Problematic when what is easiest to remember is not necessarily typical of the overall picture • More vivid and memorable events are more available • Sometimes the difficulty in recall stems from other causes
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It seems like… • Every time I forget to turn my phone off in lecture, it rings. • Every time I get into a checkout line it is the
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