Feb '16
MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course

  • Q:

    Which of the following examples best demonstrates the availability heuristic?



    Every criminal Margaret sees on television has a tattoo. When her daughter brings home a boyfriend with a tattoo, Margaret is concerned about her daughter associating with criminals.


    At John's private school, eight of his friends' fathers own very expensive sports cars. John concludes that it is relatively easy to earn enough money to buy expensive cars.


    Richard has purchased a lottery ticket every week since he was 18 years old. At 45, he continues to buy them because he is "due" to win soon based on how many he has purchased already.


    Nina's pre-exam routine is to chew a piece of fruity chewing gum. During the break before her final exam, she chews a piece of fruity chewing gum.

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