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Briefly explain the representativeness heuristic and anchoring heuristic. Then describe one example from work, home, or a social setting when the heuristic can be useful and helpful, and one example of when it is not helpful, and why. Then explain how to avoid non-helpful heuristic use, and apply it to the example previously provided.

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The expert examines the representativeness heuristics and anchoring heuristics.

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The representativeness heuristic is a heuristic that is utilized by many individuals in order to gain a bearing on the the percentage chance that a given event or circumstance will occur. A key characteristic of this heuristic is the fact that the circumstance or event is representative in similarity in respect to a much larger group of circumstances or events of this nature, which is very similar to a sample pool containing the characteristics of a ...

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