First Instinct Fallacy - Deepstash

First Instinct Fallacy

the instinct to change your initial way of thinking has higher probability of success. Sample case : Students answering multiple-choice exams who opt not to change the answers to questions they’re not really sure of. Only 25% who do change it, shift to wrong answer.


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