A heuristic is a mental shortcut, or a general problem-solving strategy that allows us to make fast judgements. Yet again, these judgments may be biased and logically flawed. The two most well studied forms of heuristics in cognitive psychology are the availability heuristic and the representativeness heuristic
For this discussion, describe an example of either the availability OR representativeness heuristic from your life (or someone you know). Be sure to identify which of the two you are referring to, and how it is an example of biased cognition. Finally, discuss whether or not you think there is anything that could be done to avoid bias in that situation.
Initial posts must be 100 words or more. Once you submit the initial post, you must then respond to at least one other student and add to their discussion. There is no minimum word count for your response/second post, but you must contribute value to the discussion.