Heuristic is a mental shortcut that helps us to make decisions and judgments quickly, without spending time analyizing any aspect of reality.
There are several different categories of heuristics, three of them are:
Availability heuristic involves making decisions based upon how easy it is to bring something to mind
The representativeness heuristic involves making decisions by comparing the present situation to the most representative mental prototype
Base-rate heuristic is a mental shortcut which helps us to make decisions based on probability
I've read another type of heuristic: Anchoring Heuristic that refers to the human tendency to accept and rely on the first piece of information received. I think that every kind of Heuristic uses an anchor to make decisions...
The point is: which is the difference among Anchoring Heuristic and the other types of heuristic?
I mean, to use an information as an anchor, is the mechanism of heuristic in general, isn't it?