SAQ sample: Cognitive biases

IB Psychology: SAQ sample: Cognitive biases

The following sample is for the question: Explain one cognitive bias, making use of one study.The sample below is an exemplary response.An annotated copy of the sample response can be found at the bottom of the page.When making decisions, we often rely on past experience or the information that is immediately available to us. This is referred to as “system 1 thinking.” In order to reduce the amount of thinking required,...


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Lea Pateras 6 February 2018 - 17:14

Hi John, would you say that the FAE could be used as a cognitive bias for this question?

John Crane 7 February 2018 - 13:37

I don't see why not. FAE is an example of correspondence bias.


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