BASE-RATE FALLACY

Otherwise known as representativeness heuristicism this is a decision making error where information about the occurrence of a trait in a population is not taken into due consideration or ignored entirely.

BASE-RATE FALLACY: "Continual base-rate fallacies can lead to a lack of validity due to the flaws in the result set."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASE-RATE FALLACY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/base-rate-fallacy-2/ (accessed January 25, 2021).
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