Category Archives: Behavioral Phenomenon

Ambiguity Effect – Why we tend to avoid something unknown

Ambiguity Effect

The ambiguity effect is a cognitive bias (a shortcoming in logical reasoning induced by the human brain’s urge to conserve energy by cutting corners). It reflects our tendency to avoid alternatives that are confusing or lack information. We dislike unpredictability and are thus more likely to choose an option where the likelihood of attaining a […]

Affect Heuristic

heuristic affect

Explained: This is Affect Heuristic When it comes to making decisions, we often rely on our gut feelings. This is because relying on our intuition allows us to make quick decisions without spending time analyzing all the possible options. However, research has shown that our intuition can sometimes lead us astray, especially when making judgments […]

The Framing Effect – How Presentation Can Change Our Minds

Framing Effect

Framing Effect – Definition The framing effect is a form of cognitive bias that affects decision-making. You can ask a question or present facts and data differently with the framing effect. For example, if surgery has 20% risks, you can frame this information as “80%-risk free” or “20% risk.” The framing effect will lead people […]