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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]]
 
* [[Absurdity heuristic]]
 
* [[Affect heuristic]]
 
* [[Affect heuristic]]
 
* [[Strangeness heuristic]]
 
* [[Strangeness heuristic]]
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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:

See Also