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effects that lead to errors in judgement

Ambiguity effect - the avoidance of noting variables making the probability appear "unknown"

Bandwagon effect - believing something because others do

Backfire effect - enhancement of ignorarrogance through rejection of evidence contradictory to expectations

Contrast effect - the enhancement or diminishment, relative to normal, of perception, cognition and related performance as a result of immediately previous or simultaneous exposure to like stimulus

Denomination effect - the tendency to spend more money when it is denominated in small amounts (e.g. coins) than large amounts (e.g. bills)

Devil effect - a particular negative trait of an individual "frames" the entire individual

Dunning-Kruger effect - incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill and talent while failing to recognize genuine skill in others and the extremity of their own inadequacy

Endowment effect - to ascribe more value to a possessed object

Forer effect (aka Barnum Effect) - to rate sets of statements as highly accurate for oneself personally even though the statements could apply to many people

Framing effect - drawing different conclusions based on how information is presented

Halo effect - a particular positive trait of an individual "frames" the entire individual

Hawthorne effect - people act differently when they know they are being observed

Lake Wobegon effect - the phenomenon that a supermajority of people report themselves as above average in desirable qualities

Licensing effect - positive acts make up for negative acts

Mere-Exposure effect - developing a preference for something merely because it is familiar

Moral credential effect - prior track records of non-prejudice increases subsequent prejudice

Observer-expectancy effect - expectations of a given result create a subconscious bias to manipulate or misinterprets data in order to find expected results

Ostrich effect - ignoring an obvious (negative) situation.

Neglect of prior base rates effect - the tendency to neglect known odds when reevaluating odds in light of weak evidence

Pseudocertainty effect - making risk-averse choices if the expected outcome is positive while making risk-seeking choices to avoid negative outcomes

Thinking-in-the-box effect - unawareness that cognition is bound by experience

Telescoping effect - recent events appear to have occurred more remotely and remote events appear to have occurred more recently

Von Restorff effect - that which remains in memory caught our attention

Yes-men effect - failure to see all are in agreement for the sake of unanimity




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