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Question: A televised image of a starving polar bear surrounded by melting icebergs had a greater impact on Mr. Young’s perception of the extensiveness of climate change than did a statistical chart summarizing the earth’s temperature over the last two hundred years. This suggests that Mr. Young’s assessment of the climate change issue is influenced by: a. the representativeness heuristic b. confirmation bias c. fixation d. the availability
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anonymous
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@InYourHead i'm going back and forth between A and B on this one?
anonymous
  • anonymous
because confirmation is looking for information to support what you already think wouldn't it be a?
anonymous
  • anonymous
This is one I've seen before. And I'm unsure of the answer, honestly. I have researched it, and I do personally lean on A.

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Yeah you're right, that's exactly what Confirmation Bias is. The Representativeness Heuristic is where we use mental shortcuts, like images and small facts, that we already know, in order to help us make decisions, and shape what we believe.
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I believe that it is A as well.

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