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1.2.) Initially my objective was to imagine each object being kept inside a box. I thought of linking the objects shown . In the animals sections I think there was an effect of prior knowledge or Direct Retrieval, which I was the reason I chose 3 wrong choices. Since I tried to visualize each object I think I stored them in short term memory, sometimes event he objects that weren't . This is a major reason why objects which weren't actually shown, I thought were!

2. The broadcast explains how false memory affects decisions. It also claims that there is overlapping between the visual imagination and visual perception, sometimes you can see what you are thinking about, or at least you think you saw something you thought . This is I thought I saw certain things when I actually hadn't .

Part 2)

3. Availability and representativeness had a role to play in my decisions . The first sequence being given, that is 2,4,6, seems to make counting up a seemingly obvious choice . That is probably why the following rules were also claimed as counting up. And , the up count was by 2. Involuntarily the next choice mustve been 3, and the next guess and on.


Sequence Fits the Rule? Guess the Rule How Sure?

2,4,6 ☹ Count up by two 0%

2,5,8 ☹ Count up by three 0%

4,8,16 ☹ Count up by four 0%

1,2,3 ☹ Count up by one 0%

1,1,2 ☹ Fibonacci Series 0%

5,10,15 ☹ Count up by five 0%

1,4,9 😊 Squares 100%

Part 3)

6.1) She is his mother and is caring for him while he is sick.

6.2) The police are telling them to quiet down.

6.3) The person is having a bad hangover.

6.4) Your brother just hit someone.

6.5) They are friends or colleagues are late for a meeting and the alleyway is a shortcut.

6.6) The kid is late for class and stopped to grab a bite at the convenience store.

6.7) They are members of a nearby school's committee and are marketing a new event.

6.8) The person is in a different time zone. And isn't Indian, hence the mispronunciation.

6.9) There was some other issue with the car which makes it vibrate.

6.10) Your friend got a promotion and is moving to another part of the building.

6.11) The driver is in a hurry to get somewhere and is trying to drive quickly.

6.12) The person thought the newspaper was for public use.

7.1) How does CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT? challenge our common assumptions?

The answers are unobvious ones. But the marking system helps in a way where it makes us think of the unobvious ones.

7.2) What is the basis of some of the worst assumptions you made in this game?

The worst assumptions most obvious ones. For example, when I read the kid running question, my mind related it to me being late for class and skipping a meal. Probably because it happens to me all the time! Past experience definitely plays a vital role in decisions.

7.3) To what extent did your explanations for the observations become more creative and less stereotyped as you played the game?

I did start thinking of the worst ones in the beginning. But gradually realized that least obvious ones are the ones to go for. Consequently, I started giving it more thought and did not rush.

7.4) What are some of the potential problems of the fundamental attribution error?

Fundamental Situation Error says that judgement is based on faulty characteristic while ignoring any situational occurrences. Fundamental Attribution Error makes us judge a person absolutely, without considering the situation. This might lead to problems with personal relationships.

7.5) Describe some strategies for overcoming the shortfalls of holding onto assumptions.

Never judge a person based on the first instance, which might be tough since we immediately start forming opinions.

Always assess a situation after considering all the factors.

7.6) What are the factors that make us vulnerable to making wrong conclusions?

1. Past experiences.

2. Same conclusions drawn from multiple sources, most of them reliable.

3. Social media/ fake news.

7.7) What types of real-life situations might make us especially susceptible to this type of thinking error?

Real life experience and media affects one's thinking in this world.

As long as the situation can be related to anything from the past, like an experience or memory it does affect our thinking.


7.8) What are the implications of what you have learned for scientists, law enforcement officers, news reporters, managers, and school teachers who rely upon observable data for making conclusions?

Observable data is captured while observing a certain situation. In case of a scientist or statistician it is precise. School teachers and law enforcement officers collect data based on their past experience. In such fields it is right. However, the conclusion is not always the right one. For example, a dog who sleeps a lot might be perceived as a lethargic, disinterested, however it might be possible that the dog is sick or ageing. In this case incorrect conclusions might prove fatal.

Part 4)

9. Loss aversion and availability heuristics must have influenced the responses. I could tell that the man was wearing dark clothes since I was paying attention. Later I figured it was blonde hair of the woman, and I also saw reddish lights, which made it obvious that it was a car. I didn't notice the man in the last one since I think I was over confident and even the loss aversion heuristic might have come into play. Which is why I confidently chose the wrong option.

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