A psychologist who proposed the affect heuristic, in which people let their likes and dislikes determine their beliefs about the world. Slovic also explored topics of risk, asserting that expert opinions should not be the only ones considered in evaluations of risk. He believes that the average citizen’s concerns should be taken into account when creating public policy—in contrast with the ideas of Cass Sunstein.
Paul Slovic Quotes in Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Part 1, Chapter 9
...use their preexisting beliefs to come to conclusions, rather than considering new arguments. Psychologist Paul Slovic has proposed an “affect heuristic,” in which people let their likes and dislikes determine their... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 13