PSY 211 SNHU How Can Biases Cause People to Make Inaccurate Decisions Questions

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PSY 211

Southern New Hampshire University

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In this module, you will explore the concept of data literacy and its importance in psychological research. First you will watch the video How Not to Be Ignorant About the World. Both your text and the video discuss bias and intuition and how both of these can cause decision making to go awry. The video ends by suggesting four heuristics (methods of problem solving, or “practical tricks,” as Hans Rosling describes them) that help people make accurate decisions in the modern world. As you answer the questions, think about the four methods and how they could be useful in people’s lives and decision making.

For your initial post, review the video and answer the following questions:

How would you describe one of the cognitive biases discussed in the video or in your assigned reading?

How can biases cause people to make inaccurate decisions?

How might using data and scientific reasoning help to avoid these types of biases?

How does the concept of data literacy and its importance in psychological research apply to any of the following programmatic course themes?

Social justice

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Remember to respond to two peers while being respectful of and sensitive to their viewpoints. Consider advancing the discussion in the following ways:

Post an article, video, or additional research to reinforce a peer’s idea or challenge them to see their point from a different perspective.

Consider asking a content-relevant question or discussing your own personal experience with biases or heuristics such as those discussed in your textbook or the video.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric. You will also need:

Programmatic Themes

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Running Head: COGNITIVE BIASES

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Cognitive Biases
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COGNITIVE BIASES

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Cognitive Biases

How would you describe one of the cognitive biases discussed in the video or in your
assigned reading?
Cognitive biases are construed views of the world. The source of the bias can be attributed to the
experience a person may have about the immediate environment which is not always the same.
A good example is a person who grows up in a...


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