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Cognitive Bias
Recency Bias (Tversky & Kahneman)
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Cognitive Bias
Dunning-Krueger Effect
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Cognitive Bias
Confirmation Bias (Wason)
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Learning Theories & Models
Situated Learning Theory (Lave)
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