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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Solution aversion affects decision making.


Solution Aversion 

This psychology experiment discovered that people tend to discount the likelihood of a possible outcome when they have an aversion to the solution.

I.E.  A Republican is told that the only way to reduce climate change is through a carbon tax, that Republican discounted the likelihood of climate change versus a Republican that was told the way to solve climate change is to hire people and invest in alternate energy companies.  This demonstrates a bias towards/ against  likely event probability estimation due to ideological beliefs. 

So in other words, ideological thinking hampers real consideration of important issues.