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The Peak-end rule states that we judge our past experiences on the peak of (positive or negative) experience and the end state of those experiences. The rule states that we do not judge our experiences on the average or total (positive or negative) experience.
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According to the '''peak-end rule''', we judge our past experiences almost entirely on how they were at their peak (pleasant or unpleasant) and how they ended. The rule states that we do not judge our experiences on the net pleasantness of unpleasantness or on how long the experience lasted.
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*[[Representativeness heuristic]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/d4/practical_advice_backed_by_deep_theories/ Practical Advice Backed By Deep Theories] - Knowledge of this heuristic ''might'' be useful in fighting [[akrasia]].
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According to the peak-end rule, we judge our past experiences almost entirely on how they were at their peak (pleasant or unpleasant) and how they ended. The rule states that we do not judge our experiences on the net pleasantness of unpleasantness or on how long the experience lasted.

See also

Blog posts