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The underlying cognitive process that produces the "anchoring bias" in decision-making is the same one that produces the "primacy and recency effect" in learning and memory. Your attention is drawn to novel, salient and recent stimuli, and are more likely to learn about and remember more about the first example of something and the last (most recent) example ...


The best defense is a good offense. This is a statement reflecting a trait called self preservation. I am not a psychologist, but a Family Physician, so please take everything I say as theory, not gospel. Your 6 year old son is dependent on his mother (and you) for a lot of very fundamental things: food, clothing, shelter, safety, alleviation of ...

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