Name: _________________________


  1. Describe several "personal" heuristics you have used when deciding whether or not to (a) study for a test and (b) accept (or ask someone for) a date. Provide an example in each case where your heuristic did not lead to the best or correct decision.

  2. Describe how the confirmation bias and fixation (or mental set) can interfere with effective problem solving.  Provide an example in each case.












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