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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:
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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:
  
* [[Absurdity heuristic]]
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*[[Absurdity heuristic]]
* [[Affect heuristic]]
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*[[Affect heuristic]]
* [[Strangeness heuristic]]
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*[[Anchoring and adjustment]]
* [[Anchoring and adjustment]]
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*[[Availability heuristic]]
* [[Availability heuristic]]
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*[[Representativeness heuristic]]
* [[Representativeness heuristic]]
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*[[Contagion heuristic]]
* [[Naïve diversification]]
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*[[Peak-end rule]]
* [[Escalation of commitment]]
 
* [[Contagion heuristic]]
 
* [[Effort heuristic]]
 
* [[Familiarity heuristic]]
 
* [[Fluency heuristic]]
 
* [[Gaze heuristic]]
 
* [[Peak-end rule]]
 
* [[Recognition heuristic]]
 
* [[Scarcity heuristic]]
 
* [[Similarity heuristic]]
 
* [[Simulation heuristic]]
 
* [[Social proof]]
 
* [[Take-the-best heuristic]]
 
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
* [[Bias]]
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*[[Bias]]
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==Blog posts==
  
==References==
 
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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:

See also

Blog posts

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