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Please proceed to this Week’s Discussion.
Misperceptions and Bias
We all have developed our own theories about human behavior based on, for example, our personal experiences, the experiences of others, and/or information we have seen or read about in the media. Psychology students new to the major often struggle with learning concepts and theories related to various behavioral phenomena due to the interference of personal theories and common preconceptions about psychological concepts. Why is the case? Studies stemming from the “critical thinking” research literature have identified several types of bias that can hinder students’ abilities to put aside their preconceived notions and in turn think critically about psychology. To learn more about this topic and to prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s readings, media, and websites related to bias and misperceptions in psychology.
With these thoughts in mind, post by Day 3 a response to the following:
Describe an example of at least one cognitive bias that you personally have experienced. Drawing on the information provided in the Learning Resources for this week, analyze how your awareness of cognitive biases will assist in your success as a psychology major at Walden, and provide an example.
Note: Be sure to support the responses within your initial Discussion assignment post, and in your colleague reply, with information obtained from the assigned Learning Resources, including a Reference list for sources used. For information regarding how your Discussion assignment will be evaluated please review the Grading Rubric located in the Course Information area of the course.
Respond by Day 5 to at least one of your colleagues’ initial Discussion assignment postings in one or more of the following ways:
|Important Note: For all Discussions in this course, you are required to complete your initial Discussion assignment post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link, and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking Submit!|