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It is a marketing tactic used to nudge you into purchasing a higher-priced variant of a product or service.
The Decoy effect can be applied in recruitment, polls, elections, or anywhere else where there is a choice involved.
A well-designed decoy can shift our decision making between two options as much as 40%.
For example, we are more likely to buy the large glass of juice at the counter when we have been provided with a choice in which the smaller glass is priced only slightly less. We tend to opt for the ...
Higher levels of testosterone, leading to impulsive behavior, leads to more susceptibility to the Decoy Effect.
Intuitive thinkers tend to fall more for it, along with people that join in group decision making.
The Decoy Effect can influence our dating choices, as the person who may not be attractive, can appear handsome to us in the presence of a slightly less attractive friend, as our mind will subconsciously compare the two.
Choosing candidates during elections, or during an interview process c...
Whether you are choosing a pair of sneakers or deciding on an insurance plan, it is always better to keep a watchful eye on the options provided.
Learn to fine-tune your judgement to not be distracted by false targets, and misleading options.
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