Belief and Bias Evaluation
Who are you? What do you believe? What cognitive biases do you have? These are big questions to answer, but necessary to consider before moving forward in your personal and professional life. In a one- to two-page paper, consider the people and experiences that have shaped how you see yourself, how you see life, and, most importantly, how they have shaped your biases. Describe a minimum of three things you believe to be true, such as the existence of God, right vs. wrong, morality, and what it means to be a good person. Explain, in detail, where, when, and how you acquired these beliefs (including the other people or experiences that have influenced you most), how these beliefs have made you who you are today, and why these beliefs are important. Do not simply say something like, I believe in doing the right thing because it is the right thing. You must really dig deep into your psyche and analyze your own perspective of the world; make your brain hurt! Most importantly, discuss at least two cognitive biases discussed in Chapter 1 that you might be most subject to and why. Integrate these into your three beliefs and analyze the ways in which they shape you. There is no right or wrong answer to these questions, but your in-depth insight is important. Your paper must be in APA Style, typed, and proofread. You do not need an abstract or outside references for this paper.