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Representativeness Heuristic — When  you  think  of  a  “terrorist,”  w hat  do  you  think  

of ? — Even most  middle  

easterners think   of   this…

Typing “Terrorist”   into  G oogle  Images

Representativeness Heuristic — However,  s ince  9/11,  most  

terrorist attacks  i n  the  U.S.   have  been  perpetrated  by   White,  Caucasian  men — Most  often  by  those  who  are  

conservative and  highly   religious — And  yet,  a  2015  poll  found  27%  

of Americans  believe  that    “most   Muslims  wish  to  commit   terrorism  against  the  U.S.”

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