What is Anchoring Bias?
Anchoring bias is a cognitive bias that causes people to rely too heavily on the first piece of information they receive when making a decision. That information is their “anchor,” and it affects how they make decisions. Even when presented with additional information, people tend to give too much weight to the original anchor, leading to distortions in judgment and decision-making. Inaccurate adjustments from an anchor value can cause people to make erroneous final decisions and estimates. [Read more…] about Anchoring Bias: Definition & Examples