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A '''heuristic''' is a quick, intuitive strategy for reasoning or decision making, as opposed to more formal methods. Heuristics require much less time and energy to use, but sometimes go awry, producing [[bias]]. Common heuristics include:
  
A heuristic is a quick, intuitive strategy for reasoning or decision making, as opposed to more formal methods. Heuristics require much less time and energy to use, but sometimes go awry, producing [bias]. Common heuristics include:
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*[[Absurdity heuristic]]
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*[[Affect heuristic]]
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*[[Availability heuristic]]
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*[[Representativeness heuristic]]
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*[[Contagion heuristic]]
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*[[Peak-end rule]]
  
* [Absurdity heuristic]
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==Blog posts==
* [Affect heuristic]
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* [Strangeness heuristic]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/8y/heuristic_is_not_a_bad_word/ Heuristic is not a bad word] by [[HughRistik]]
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==External links==
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*[http://greenlightwiki.com/heuristic/Heuristic The Heuristic Wiki]
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==See also==
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*[[Bias]]
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A heuristic is a quick, intuitive strategy for reasoning or decision making, as opposed to more formal methods. Heuristics require much less time and energy to use, but sometimes go awry, producing bias. Common heuristics include:

Blog posts

External links

See also