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The affect heuristic is when subjective impressions of goodness/badness act as a heuristic - a source of fast, perceptual judgments.  It can cause people to use one (positive or negative) fact about an object/action to judge the likely positivity or negativity of other facts about that object/action.
 
 
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The '''affect heuristic''' is a principle for making fast, perceptual judgments based on subjective impressions of goodness/badness. It can cause people to use one positive (or negative) fact about an object/action to judge the likely positivity or negativity of other facts about that object/action.
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*[[Affective death spiral]]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/11/affect-heuristi.html The Affect Heuristic] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
 
 
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/eo/special_status_needs_special_support/ Special Status Needs Special Support] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
 
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/eo/special_status_needs_special_support/ Special Status Needs Special Support] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
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The affect heuristic is a principle for making fast, perceptual judgments based on subjective impressions of goodness/badness. It can cause people to use one positive (or negative) fact about an object/action to judge the likely positivity or negativity of other facts about that object/action.

See also

Blog posts