We’ve all heard of cases where two people receive very different sentences for committing identical crimes. One hidden bias that can influence these kinds of decisions is the Anchoring Effect.
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“What Sentence Would You Give?: Watch for the Anchoring Bias” was created and developed by Olivia Kang, Alex Sanchez, Kirsten Morehouse, Evan Younger, and Mahzarin Banaji. Support for Outsmarting Human Minds comes from Harvard University and PwC.
Narration by Olivia Kang.
Animation and Editing by Evan Younger.
Images by Olivia Kang and Evan Younger, and adapted via Unsplash.
Music by Miracles of Modern Science.
Video footage via MSNBC, WKBW-TV (ABC7 Buffalo), and WIVB-TV (News 4 Buffalo).