Biases And Psychological Traps Of Intuitive Decision Making

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Decision Making Intuitive decision making can be greatly influenced by biases and psychological traps. Jennifer Priestley and William Hakes in their paper titled “Problem Solving and Psychological Traps,” explained five such traps. Anchoring Trap refers to making a decision based on data that prejudices our ways of thinking and our decisions because it subtly and unconsciously establishes the terms on which the decision is made. The anchoring trap occurs when an idea, a number, or any piece of data is implanted into the psyche and the decision made somehow relates to, or references that piece of data. The Status Quo Trap is probably the most influential one within the military. It refers to decisions that retain the current conditions. The
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