Heuristics and Biases Bleg

I’m revamping my Critical Thinking syllabus, and I’m looking to ramp up the heuristics and biases section, perhaps to four or five weeks. Most of the material I’ve reviewed is either too technical or too simplistic, akin to the “memorize a list of fallacies” model. I’d like something a bit more in-depth, but I’m balking at simply assigning large swaths of Kahneman’s Judgment Under Uncertainty (even though that’s what I really want to do.)

I’m aware of Less Wrong’s Wiki on biases, and of Cass Sunstein’s paper “Moral Heuristics.” I want more, and it would be nice if that “more” were designed for undergraduates and included suggestions for exercises and evaluations.

Any other suggestions?

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