Write a paper describing a decision that you made, and later had to change, that was affected by one or more of the following:â€¢ Conservatismâ€¢ Confirmation biasâ€¢ Sunk-cost effectProceed as follows:â€¢ Introduce the assignment. â€œIn this essay, I will discuss three decision biases, and how one or more of them affected the process of changing a personal decision.â€ Thatâ€™s all thatâ€™s needed.â€¢ Define the biases.â€¢ Describe the original decision; what was involved? How important was it? Why?â€¢ Why did the decision have to be changed?â€¢ How did one or more of the biases listed above affect the change process?â€¢ If you had to do it over again, what steps would you take, either to prevent the biases, or to minimize their effects?SLP Assignment ExpectationsGeneral Expectations:â€¢ Demonstrate your detailed understanding of the material presented on the module Home page, and in the Background readings.â€¢ Avoid general arguments. Explain, in detail, how the module materials relate to the situation under discussion.â€¢ Strive for a clear, scholarly style. It is suggested you read your work out loud, slowly. If something sounds awkward or confusing, then it needs revision.â€¢ Follow the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper with respect to citations, references, and other formatting matters.â€ƒReferences:Cherry, K. (2017a). What is confirmation bias? Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://www.verywell.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024 Cherry, K. (2017b). What is cognitive dissonance? Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://www.verywell.com/what-is-cognitive-dissonance-2795012 Cook, J., & Lewandowsky, S. (2011). The Debunking Handbook. St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland. November 5. ISBN 978-0-646-56812-6. [http://sks.to/debunk] Retrieved on 28 February 2018Dutton, K. (2011). Split-second persuasion: The ancient art and new science of changing minds. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved on 28 February 2018Dyna (2014). Conservatism bias: How to know what new information to focus on (Dynamic Hedge). Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from http://www.dynamichedge.com/2014/11/20/conservatism-bias-how-to-know-what-new-information-to-focus-on/ Effectiviology (2017). The backfire effect: Why facts donâ€™t always change minds. Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://effectiviology.com/backfire-effect-facts-dont-change-minds/ Heshman, S. (2015). What is confirmation bias? (Psychology Today) Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-choice/201504/what-is-confirmation-bias iResearch (2017h). Sunk cost. Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from http://psychology.iresearchnet.com/social-psychology/decision-making/sunk-cost/ iResearch (2017i). Cognitive dissonance. Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from http://psychology.iresearchnet.com/developmental-psychology/cognitive-development/cognitive-dissonance-2/ James, G. (2017). How to change peopleâ€™s minds. Attacking beliefs with facts never works. Instead, direct those beliefs to a different conclusion. (Inc. blog) Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-change-peoples-minds.html Leahy, R. (2014). Letting go of sunk costs. (Psychology Today). Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201409/letting-go-sunk-costs McRaney, D. (2011). The backfire effect. Retrieved on 28 February 2018 from https://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/06/10/the-backfire-effect/
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