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Unformatted text preview: Other factors that affect making the “Single Cell” error need - Were rushed or stressed or distracted 0 Were not smart enough to figure this out 0 Were ignorant of what evidence we need The vividness of the single cell evidence ,_ L o The more vivid and attention grabbing the cases /test1mon1als/instances are, the more influence they havéron our behef that there 15 a relationship Consider the following question‘ 15 being a prison guard related to hovw‘ humane a person is? Hamill et al’s saw a filmed interview with“ a man who” was allegedly a prison guard " The person acted in one of 2 ways in different conditions 0 Very nasty, disagreeable, and inhumane 0 Very friendly, agreeable, and humane Then asked their opinion about the humaneness of prison guards Hamill et al also told some 55 that the nasty guard they saw was very typical of all prison guards Consider the following question “Is smoking related to lung cancer?” However, for at least two decades after that report was published there was no per capita decrease 1n cigarette consumption g One profession did reduce their smoking after the report came out 0 Physicians 0 The reduction among doctors was greatest in those medical specialties that involve treating cancer and lung cancer We’re more likely to pay attention to vivid, testimonial evidence than pallid baserate information 1 0 Statistics that show that Subaru’s are above average in rate of repair 0 Some woman who tells us that her Subaru is always breaking down If we’re trying to decide whether it‘s safer to fly or drive to NY City ‘ 0 Statistics that show you're 37 time more likely to be killed in each. mile you travel in your car vs. in a commercial airliner 0 Pictures of the plane crashes of 9/11 1.x . ...
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