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Appeal To Novelty

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Appeal To Novelty

Appeal To Novelty is an idea that something is good or worthwhile because it is new or different. This could be a product, a service, an idea, or anything else. It is a type of cognitive bias because it leads people to make decisions that are based on how new or different something is instead of how useful or valuable it is. For example, if someone buys a new gadget just because it is new, even though it might not be useful to them, they are appealing to novelty.

Appeal to Newness, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies

Thomas Lee

Appeal To Novelty

Appeal to novelty is a cognitive bias and logical fallacy that occurs when one places greater emphasis on an idea, product, or process based solely on its newness rather than its merit. This bias is especially prevalent in a world that is constantly introducing new products, technologies, and processes at a rapid pace. People may be more likely to adopt a new idea or product on the basis of its novelty alone, without considering the potential drawbacks or long-term effects. This bias can lead to the adoption of flawed or outdated ideas and technologies, resulting in potentially costly mistakes.

Appeal to Novelty, Cognitive Bias, Logical Fallacy, Decision-Making, Adoption.

Jessica Adams

CITATION : "Jessica Adams. 'Appeal To Novelty.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"

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