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Clustering Illusion: See the Bigger Picture

Problem During World War II, German forces laid siege on Britain with a string of bombings in central London. A handful of neighborhoods were particularly hard hit by the attacks,...

Planning Fallacy: Bit Off More Than You Can Chew?

Have You Ever? Picture this: it’s 6 P.M. on a school night. Your favorite TV show is just about to air a new episode and you really want to know what happens, but you also have an...

Selection Bias: Don’t Forget About Me!

Have You Ever? Have you ever wondered why some studies show results that just aren’t consistent with reality? This can happen for many reasons, and one of them is when the subject...

Status Quo Bias: If It Ain’t Broke, Why Fix It?

Have You Ever? Ever heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? As you probably well know, that saying refers to the idea that if things are fine the way they currently a...

Stanford Prison Experiment: Role-ing With It

Problem Knock, knock. It’s late, but you open the door anyway and find police officers standing outside. They inform you that you’re under arrest for armed robbery. You try to ins...

The Bobo Doll Experiment: Kids See, Kids Do

Have You Ever? One day, your uncle has to work late, so your dad volunteers to take care of both you and your younger cousin. All in all, besides the addition of another person, y...