Monday, May 27, 2013

Normalcy Bias or Availability Heuristic?

I recently wrote a posting in which I got the title wrong.

I have a fairly strong distrust of Wikipedia,(Wikipedia, Normalcy Bias) so with search options being limited with regard to the normalcy bias I didn't look into it nearly as much as I should have. The proper term I should have used is "Availability Heuristic", which deals with commonality and your surroundings. I have decided to leave the posting alone as it was originally written and post this, instead of pushing an edit or correction somewhere where nobody would notice, as so many newspapers today do.

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