Apr '16
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  • Q:

    Which of the following scenarios best illustrates the Gambler's fallacy cognitive bias?



    A poker player calculates his odds of winning a hand as 8% but places a very high bet nonetheless.


    A teenager discounts the risk of smoking because his friends smoke and have not affected their health.


    A young woman survives a severe car accident and believes that wearing a seat belt is no longer necessary because the likelihood of being in another severe car accident is exceedingly low.


    A student believes that the probability of flipping a quarter twice consecutively has a better chance of landing tails-tails than heads-heads because the side of the coin that is heads is heavier and will thus morel likely land facing down.

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