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The '''typical mind fallacy''' is the mistake of making biased and overconfident conclusions about other people's experience based on your own personal experience; the mistake of assuming that other people are more like you than they actually are.
 
The '''typical mind fallacy''' is the mistake of making biased and overconfident conclusions about other people's experience based on your own personal experience; the mistake of assuming that other people are more like you than they actually are.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/dr/generalizing_from_one_example/ Generalizing From One Example] by [[Yvain]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/10j/typical_mind_and_politics/ Typical Mind and Politics] by [[Yvain]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Overfitting]]
 
*[[Overfitting]]
 
*[[Correspondence bias]]
 
*[[Correspondence bias]]
 
==Blog posts==
 
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/dr/generalizing_from_one_example/ Generalizing From One Example] by [[Yvain]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/10j/typical_mind_and_politics/ Typical Mind and Politics] by [[Yvain]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 05:59, 29 September 2009

The typical mind fallacy is the mistake of making biased and overconfident conclusions about other people's experience based on your own personal experience; the mistake of assuming that other people are more like you than they actually are.

Blog posts

See also