Proximity Bias

This is thinking that a big event must have a big cause. For example, 9/11 was a huge tragedy that defined a generation, so it must have a big cause. Therefore it must be a conspiracy.

It's similar to the availability heuristic but it focuses on the origin of big emotional events instead of the related risk.

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