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What is a cognitive bias?

Cognitive biases refer to the identifiable and indexable errors that are found in our judgment in a predictable and systematic way. These errors occur when people have to interpret and manage information from the world around them. No one is completely immune and certain contexts and factors are particularly conducive to this phenomenon.

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Individual level

Availability heuristic

Interpersonal level

Representativeness heuristic

Intergroup level

Anchoring heuristic

Emotional
heuristic

Need for
social
belonging

Need for security

Need for self-esteem

Need for cognitive closure

Need for cognitive consonance