BIAS OF THE WEEK

Ostrich Effect

Participants looked up their investments 50-80% less often when the markets were bad

We avoid information we know will be negative

See the full study here :

Karlsson, N., Loewenstein, G. & Seppi, D. The ostrich effect: Selective attention to information. J Risk Uncertain 38, 95–115 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11166-009-9060-6

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Door in the Face Technique

Base Rate Fallacy

Choice Overload

Decision Fatigue