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are simple, efficient rules, hard-coded by evolutionary processes or learned, which have been proposed to explain how people make decisions, come to judgments, and solve problems, typically when facing complex problems or incomplete information. These rules work well under most circumstances, but in certain cases lead to systematic errors or cognitive biases.

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    Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases.
    Tversky A, Kahneman D
    Science (New York, N.Y.) (Science)
    1974 Sep 27