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The Affect Heuristic: How We Feel is How We Think

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When we are upset, we are hardly ever rational. This psychological phenomenon is the affect heuristic.

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Hindsight Bias: Why We View Events as More Predictable Than They Really Are

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The hindsight bias is one of many cognitive biases, and it is defined as the belief that an event is more predictable after it becomes known than it was before it became known. As a result, people tend to view events are more predictable than they are. Continue reading

The Certainty Effect: Why We Fail at Calculating Probabilities

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