Read and reflect on these questions carefully for a few days before writing your answers. Each of the 5 questions requires an answer of 200 or more words. Thus, 5 x 200 = 1000 or more total words in your completed assignment. Each question is worth 20 points.
Answer all of the following questions with 200 words or more for EACH answer. DUE-10/20/2019
1 – Choose two heuristics discussed in the article in this module and explain how these have affected your thinking in the past. Next, explain at least two key points you learned from the videos in this module.
Article – What are Hueristics?
Video – Heuristics
Video – More on Heuristics
2 – Use an idea or method from your text and one or more of the sources in module 2 to complete the following: Choose an unsolved problem (or problems) from YOUR life that is important to you. Discuss how some of the ideas in this module can be applied to solving your problem(s). This is a useful exercise since it might help you come closer to solving this problem. Try to incorporate some of the tips from the “16 Tips” article.
3 – For this question we will examine emotional intelligence (EQ) and how it impacts your cognition and decisions. Do you ever wonder why some people blow up over the smallest things and seem to have drama 24/7 while others take life in stride and seldom let anything get to them? Why do some people just whine all the time and always have to be the victim and tell others about it? Many studies have confirmed that a person’s EQ is just as important and possibly more than their IQ in terms of their quality of life.
What is your evaluation of your EQ? How does it affect or hinder your thinking and actions? What did YOU learn in Chapter 2 about perceptions that could help explain how you react emotionally to certain things? Briefly explain steps you will take to improve your EQ. Finally, discuss the EQ of a couple of people close to you and how it impacts their thinking and decisions. For more ideas, bring up the subject of EQ with a few friends and see what they think. Learning about your EQ is one of more important concepts you will study in college and most students enjoy analyzing the EQ of their family and friends.
4 – All of us have blind spots in our thinking and suffer from poor decisions due to behavioral biases. Read the brief descriptions of the different types of behavioral biases on the web site below and then read (click on) several of the ones you think apply the most to you for more details. Discuss what you learned about how three of these behavioral biases might be affecting your thinking? Give three specific examples. You will learn a lot from this assignment as many of these biases affect you every day.
5 – What did you learn from Malcom Gladwell’s book Blink? How can you use some of his ideas?
Video – Malcolm Gladwell on Blink
Video – (Blink) Priming
Summary of Blink
Article – Blink