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The tendency to make internal attributions to others behavior, external to our own
The belief that ones first instinct is usually right
Tendency to underestimate the number of people with your prized characteristics
The tendency to overestimate how many people share your opinion
The tendency of people to ignore the base rate of occurence, even when it's statistically relevent
We expect things of people we act a certain way towards them, causing them to act in a way consistent with our expectations
The tendency of people to estimate the likelihood of events based on how readily they come to mind
The tendency to attribute the behavior of others to their dispositions (internal attributions)
Imagining false alternatives to factual past/present occurences
The tendency of people to overestimate the link between unrelated events
The tendency to ignore info that disconfirms ones beliefs
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This type of counterfactual is most often made, allowing people to imagine improvements for the future
The tendency to see events as more likely the more specifically they are described if specifics are consistent
The tendency of people to estimate the likelihood of events near to an arbitrary value
The belief that a lucky streak will continue
Mental shortcuts providing quick estimates of the likelihood of events
The tendency of people to estimate the likelihood of events based on how easily it is imagined
The belief that one can control random events
Assumptions that don't hold up to rational thought
The tendency of people to estimate the likelihood of events based on how typical an event is
The tendency of extreme scores to be followed by scores closer to the average
The belief that chance events will 'even out' in the long run

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Created Oct 19, 2010ReportNominate
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