The Sensibly Guided Search: Heuristic Processing in Avalanche Terrain

Zajchowski, Chris
December 2011
Avalanche Review;Dec2011, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p26
Academic Journal
The author discusses the dual-nature of heuristic process specific to avalanche terrain. It explains that heuristics are cognitive shortcuts that influence judgment and decision-making and have been cited as the causes of human-triggered avalanche accidents. It examines why heuristics, which are potentially harmful, are commonly used. It defines availability heuristic as the process of using influential information to guide the decision-making of an individual.


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