Affect Heuristic

TagLast edit: 13 Sep 2020 23:27 UTC by habryka

The affect heuristic is a principle for making fast, perceptual judgments based on subjective impressions of goodness/​badness. It can cause people to use one positive (or negative) fact about an object/​action to judge the likely positivity or negativity of other facts about that object/​action.

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The Affect Heuristic

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Nov 2007 7:58 UTC
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Failure By Affec­tive Analogy

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Nov 2008 7:14 UTC
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The Affect Heuris­tic, Sen­ti­ment, and Art

[deleted]13 Sep 2010 23:05 UTC
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Affec­tive Death Spirals

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Dec 2007 16:44 UTC
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The Halo Effect

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Nov 2007 0:58 UTC
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The Trou­ble With “Good”

Scott Alexander17 Apr 2009 2:07 UTC
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Re­sist the Happy Death Spiral

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Dec 2007 1:15 UTC
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Spe­cial Sta­tus Needs Spe­cial Support

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 May 2009 22:59 UTC
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Rule Thinkers In, Not Out

Scott Alexander27 Feb 2019 2:40 UTC
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Guardians of Ayn Rand

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Dec 2007 6:24 UTC
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Have no heroes, and no villains

PhilGoetz7 Nov 2010 21:15 UTC
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Mere Messiahs

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Dec 2007 0:49 UTC
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Su­per­hero Bias

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Dec 2007 3:14 UTC
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The Scales of Jus­tice, the Note­book of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2007 16:00 UTC
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Effects are cor­re­lated, policy out­comes are not, and multi-fac­tor ex­pla­na­tions are hard

Thomas Kehrenberg9 Mar 2022 15:30 UTC
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