ANCHORING BIAS

the propensity, in establishing impressions or providing quantitative assessments of a being under circumstances of doubt, to pass on tremendous weight to the primary beginning value, grounded in the initial acquired reports or an individual's opening assessment, and not to adjust this mainstay adequately with respect to future data. Commonly referred to as anchoring effect.

ANCHORING BIAS: "The judges threw out the initial rating, touting anchoring bias as their reasoning."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANCHORING BIAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anchoring-bias/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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