15: Availability Bias - Deepstash
15: Availability Bias

15: Availability Bias

Humans tend to think illogically, using examples that easily come to mind when forming opinions. This is called the availability bias.

For example, when we hear about a plane crash, it is easy to recall and makes us afraid of flying. But the thousands of safe flights go unnoticed. This is the availability bias in action.

  • Cape town is safe, I know a guy who lives there and has never had any problems with crime.
  • Smoking isn't so bad, My uncle has smoked for 50 years and he is still alive.

We use these statements to prove a point, but they are not based in reality and prove nothing. 

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