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Seventy percent of the students in a classroom are women and 30 percent are men. One student is described as ambitious, athletic, and assertive. Why are most people likely to think this description refers to a male student?
A) The anchoring effect can lead to gender bias.
B) They are using the representativeness heuristic.
C) People seek only confirming information.
D) People tend to make relative comparisons.
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The representativeness heuristic involves making judgments of likelihood based on how well an example represents a specific category.  In this example, the student’s traits are more often associated with males than females, so the student appears to be representative of male students. This is despite the fact that 70% of the class is female, and that some female students are almost certainly ambitious, athletic, and assertive.
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