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Unit 2

Cognitive Barriers

QuestionAnswer
Availability Heuristic Judging probability of an event by how easily we think of examples
Avoiding Loss When choices are framed in the terms of potential loss, people are more cautious
Confirmation Bias Pay attention to evidence that supports a belief & ignore evidence that counters this belief. “Double Standard
Mental Set Trying to solve new problems with old heuristics
Hindsight Bias Overestimating our ability to have predicted an outcome
Cognitive Dissonance When a person holds 2 thoughts that are inconsistent
Justification of efforts Convincing yourself to like something b/c you’ve put in the effort
Availability Heuristic Judging probability of an event by how easily we think of examples
Avoiding Loss When choices are framed in the terms of potential loss, people are more cautious
Confirmation Bias Pay attention to evidence that supports a belief & ignore evidence that counters this belief. “Double Standard
Mental Set Trying to solve new problems with old heuristics
Hindsight Bias Overestimating our ability to have predicted an outcome
Cognitive Dissonance When a person holds 2 thoughts that are inconsistent
Justification of efforts Convincing yourself to like something b/c you’ve put in the effort
Created by: atercs