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Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 10, 11
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
Consider one of the following current social issues – or one of your choice:
– Gun violence
For the initial post, address the following:
State your position on one of these issues
– are you for, against, or neutral? Explain why.
Avoid vagueness or ambiguity in your response. Make your position very clear.
*Examine how you have formed that opinion.
-How well do you think you know the facts? -Do you know and understand statistical information that applies to the issue?
– Do you think you have formed your opinion using only System-1 thinking, or have you applied System-2?
– What part have heuristics, cognitive bias, and dominance structuring played in how you have formed your opinions?
The initial post is not about how “correct” your position is; it is about how you arrived at your position on the issue. This discussion requires application of metacognition – thinking about how you think.
Writing Requirements –
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references