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    Availability, Representativeness, and Affect Heuristics

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    Explain the concepts of availability, representativeness, and affect heuristics. Compare the three different types. What are some advantages and disadvantages of each?

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    Problem: Explain the concepts of availability, representativeness, and affect heuristics. Compare the three different types. What are some advantages and disadvantages of each?

    Answer: Representativeness heuristics are mental shortcuts people use to make decisions by comparing information in a given scenario to mental prototypes already possessed by the individual. The ability to mentally make quick ...

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    This response compares availability, representativeness, and affect heuristics. It first defines the three concepts, explains how they are related to psychological concepts, and also looks into detail at the pros and cons of each. It covers concepts such as mental shortcuts, decision-making, and judgements. The explanations are given in a total of 220 words. No external references are cited.

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