Posts tagged Availability Bias
Availability Heuristic

The availability heuristic, or availability bias, is a mental shortcut we use when trying to determine the likelihood of an event. This shortcut works by assuming that the probability of an event is correlated with the ease with which supporting examples come to mind. However, as is the nature with all mental shortcuts, relying too heavily on any given shortcut can leave us susceptible to various biases.

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