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snap judgment

A decision made hastily, recklessly, or without careful consideration. The company enjoyed huge success in the '90s, but a series of snap judgments backfired on them, leading them to the brink of bankruptcy. The officer made the snap judgment to take the unresponsive child into his patrol car and rush her to the hospital himself.
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snap judgment

A hurried or impetuous decision or finding, as in George was known for making snap judgments on personnel questions; he rarely bothered to investigate further . This expression, which uses snap in the sense of "quick," was first recorded in 1841.
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The social psychology concepts illustrated include attribution theory, social bias, actor-observer bias, and especially the fundamental attribution error (snap judgements without taking context into account).
Obamahas previously warned that social media platforms can lead people to make snap judgements about complex decisions although he has refrained from criticising his successor Donald Trump who regularly uses Twitter.
I must also congratulate the writers for avoiding the temptation to make snap judgements on whether China is "good or bad" for Africa as some of their more populist colleagues tend to do.
The cast of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has made a lot of snap judgements about (http://www.ibtimes.com/dancing-stars-2017-winner-predictions-which-season-24-pair-will-win-mirror-ball-2500052) Erika Girardi .
SUCH is the immediacy of today's world that snap judgements are made and aired on social media before you've even had a chance to think.
IT seems to be the modern way, to make snap judgements about players after just a handful of appearances.
At any moment, Blessed is liable to burst into song or start quoting poetry, and every piece of news is met with an exclamation: "Oh bravo, Barnaby!" "You marvellous man!" or "It's Christmas!!" Like many contributors to this series, Blessed is also able to form snap judgements about his forebears' lives and personalities just from seeing their names on the census forms.
Peters - who has worked with Sir Chris Hoy (top, right), Ronnie O'Sullivan and Liverpool - argues sports stars should manage their "inner chimp" - the section of the brain which runs on emotions and gut instinct, makes snap judgements and thinks in black and white.
FORMULA ONE: Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes it would be unwise for critics to make snap judgements with regard to the new-look Formula One.
jwww The moment I saw Paolo Di Canio's volley for West Ham against Wimbledon in 1999 I made two snap judgements - that it would win goal of the season and what a terrible manager he would make.
"We have avoided making snap judgements and instead set out a range of factors that need to be balanced against each other." Mr Forbes said: "The country faces unprecedented cuts which will have a direct impact on the services of local government - but we should not be daunted by this.
Flower will not make snap judgements, on personnel or methods - because that is not his style - but England's collective failings have given him ample food for thought.
"There is no argument, just snap judgements. It shows that the electoral campaign has begun," Guaino added.
"But we've had six good weeks on tour and I would guard against making snap judgements like that."
If Blair is willing to let us see into his life, warts and all, perhaps we should take time to read it all before making snap judgements.