By Linda Heath, R. Scott Tindale, John Edwards, Emil J. Posavac, Fred B. Bryant, Eaaron Henderson-King, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Judith Myers
This quantity offers the newest examine on utilizing heuristics and biases to the parts of health and wellbeing, legislations, schooling, and corporations. Authors undertake a cross-disciplinary method of examine numerous theories.
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Familiarity with the in-group, which usually 18 Shoshana Shiloh prevents overgeneralizations (Nisbett, Krantz, Jepson, & Kunda, 1983; Quattrone & Jones, 1980), was not sufficient in this case (uncounseled consanguineous couples) to correct judgmental biases due to the use of the representative heuristic. Genetic counseling, however, did correct counselees' risk estimates, though insufficiently. The representativeness heuristic can also be related to the family dynamic phenomenon termed "preselection," often observed in families of Huntington's disease patients (Kessler, 1988).
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Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues by Linda Heath, R. Scott Tindale, John Edwards, Emil J. Posavac, Fred B. Bryant, Eaaron Henderson-King, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Judith Myers