ryerson psy308 psychology of thinking representativeness heuristic

The purpose of this assignment is to get you to find examples of course concepts in everyday life. This course is filled with tools and labels that help us understand when and how people (including us) are demonstrating poor thinking (e.g., unfalsifiability, confirmation bias, representativeness heuristic, endowment effect, denying the antecedent, availability heuristic, motivated reasoning, ego depletion, gamblers fallacy…) Instructions: 1) Find 5 (five) examples you have encountered of poor thinking, and for each example1) State and describe in your own words and using your own illustrative examples the tool or term from the course that is being demonstrated. 2) Introduce and describe the example you have found (be as brief or as long as you think is required to communicate the example clearly) 3) Clearly explain how the example you described is a good representation of the tool or term and some consequences (actual or hypothetical) of this example of poor thinking.

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