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Fatal Automobile Accidents Occur Much More Frequently Than Do Fatal

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Fatal automobile accidents occur much more frequently than do fatal airplane crashes, yet airplane crashes receive a disproportionate amount of media coverage. As a result, some people are overly fearful of flying in planes yet have no problem riding in cars. Which of the following cognitive biases best explains this disconnect between these people's fears and the statistical realities?

A)overconfidence effect
B)availability heuristic
C)self-serving bias
D)confirmation bias

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