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Problem Solving and Decision Making: Heuristics, Biases, Intuition and Emotion – Cognition (PSY)

by Tarry Ahuja, MD
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    The lecture Problem Solving and Decision Making: Heuristics, Biases, Intuition and Emotion – Cognition (PSY) by Tarry Ahuja, MD is from the course Making Sense of the Environment.


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    1. He does not use phones.
    2. He watched a documentary about radiation a week ago.
    3. His father who frequently uses his phone recently got diagnosed with cancer.
    4. He recently read about the harmful effects of phones.
    5. His mother also avoids using phones for this reason.
    1. It relies on mental representations of events.
    2. It relies on recent information rather than prevalence.
    3. It focuses on facts which support the heuristic
    4. It is an extremely inaccurate way of problem solving.
    5. It is based on beliefs that are resistant to change.
    1. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it and maintains his regular diet.
    2. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it, so he searches for evidence to prove his own beliefs right.
    3. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he changes his diet.
    4. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it and decides to ask for a second opinion. After hearing the second opinion, he decreases his sugar but not his cholesterol intake.
    5. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it. After reading the effects of sugar and cholesterol, he changes his diet.
    1. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it, so he searches for evidence to prove his own beliefs right. Upon finding his evidence, he maintains his usual diet.
    2. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it and maintains his regular diet.
    3. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he changes his diet.
    4. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it and decides to ask for a second opinion. After hearing the second opinion, he decreases his sugar but not his cholesterol intake.
    5. Rick's diet is high in sugar and cholesterol. After listening to his doctors advice, he doesn't believe it. After reading the effects of sugar and cholesterol, he changes his diet.

    Author of lecture Problem Solving and Decision Making: Heuristics, Biases, Intuition and Emotion – Cognition (PSY)

     Tarry Ahuja, MD

    Tarry Ahuja, MD


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