PSYCHOLOGY CLASS Availability heuristic= judge the likelihood of events based on how easily they come to mind Representativeness heuristic= judge the likelihood of things in terms of how they represent our stereotype for a group
Now, students, we will work on a riddle together to further explain heuristics.
Solving a quadratic equation
Okay, guys! Try not to get stuck on 1 clue from the riddle. That is anchoring heuristic, which is relying too heavily on an initial piece of information when coming to a conclusion.
On the bus ride...
I don't understand quadratic equations at all. I better ask my math tutor for help.
Okay, this is how you solve this equation. First you move this term to the other side of the equation because-
Mental Set- tendency to approach a problem or situation a particular way because it was successful in the past
ax2+ bx + c
WAIT! Last year, in math class, I learned how to do it a different method. I got an A last year, so I must be doing it right!
There are 2 methods to solve a quadratic equation. Both give you the correct answer. There is an algorithm, which is to guess-and-check every possible solution, and there is also a heuristic, which is a set-by-step procedure.
No, no, no! This is not the way I learned how to do it LAST YEAR!
Belief perseverance- tendency to hold onto a set belief despite being faced with clear evidence stating otherwise
You need to remove yourself from your mental fixation. You are stuck and not able to see the problem from my perspective, which will lead you to the solution.