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The Most Common Cognitive Biases

  • Representativeness Heuristic: assumes that if something reminds us of something we know already, it is part of the same group.
  • Availability Heuristic: The more something comes in front of us, the more likely we think it is.
  • Anchoring Heuristic: Unconsciously giving a disproportionate amount of importance to the first piece of information that is learned.

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