The availability heuristic revisited: Ease of recall and content of recall as distinct sources of information

Addresses the ambiguity of whether the subjective experience of ease or difficulty of recall has an impact on our judgments distinct from the impact of the content that comes to mind. Topics discussed in this chapter include the following: the interplay of declarative and experiential information, experienced ease of recall as a source of information, differential implications of experienced ease of recall and recalled content, the interplay of content and experience (when debiasing hindsight backfires), and relying on ease of recall vs recalled content (the influence of processing motivation). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the chapter)