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Friday, August 26, 2011

Why We Make Mistakes: Post #4--Connect the Dots

We Connect the Dots: What do politicians, sports teams in black jerseys, and wine have in common? They cause a rush to conclusion. We judge political competence in a fraction of a second just by looking at a photo. Sports teams that wear black jerseys get penalized more frequently than other teams. For example, when the Pittsburgh Penguins switched from blue to black jerseys, their penalty minutes went up by 50% per game! And we judge wine as more drinkable and appealing depending on how expensive the bottle looks.

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