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Ivanna and the Baby

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Ivanna and Charlie are expecting their first child. At the ultrasound, Ivanna was told that there was a thirty percent chance the child could have Down Syndrome. Ivanna was anxious after hearing the news, until her husband told her there was a seventy percent chance that the child would not have Down Syndrome.

What might Ivanna's change in perception be attributed to?

A

Hindsight bias

B

Overconfidence

C

The framing effect

D

Functional fixedness

E

Mental set