BIAS OF THE WEEK

Decision Fatigue

More than 1,100 parole decisions within the prison parole process were analysed in a year.

Prisoners schedules for earlier heaings receive parole 70% of the time, while prisoners scheduled for later hearin receive parole 10% of the time 

Our decision-making gets worse as we make choices and our cognitive abitilies get worn out.

See the full study here :

Danziger, S., Levav, J., & Avnaim-Pesso, L. (2011). Extraneous factors in judicial decisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences108(17), 6889-6892.https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1018033108

Want to know more about biases?

Commitment Bias

Availability Heuristic

Illusory Correlation

Spotlight Effect