PSY 413 Blink Paper

PSY 413 Blink Paper - Person Number: 34084635 Option...

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Person Number: 34084635 Option 1:Blink The book Blink addressed the issue of what causes us to make our decisions and control our judgments. In the beginning of Blink the author sets out to achieve three tasks: ‘to convince you of a simple fact; decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately’ (pg. 14), to identify ‘ when we should trust our instincts and when we should be wary of them (pg. 15) and to convince you that our snap judgments and first impressions can be educated and controlled’ (pg. 15). Mainly focusing on the ability of people making ‘snap’ judgments and to ‘thin-slice’. “Thin-Slicing” is the ability of our unconscious to find patterns. In situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of experiences. In this paper I will try to how can thin-slicing and snap judgments be potentially dangerous and leave a stigma on a group of people. We have a negative association with snap judgments, and for good reason because they are often incorrect. Rapid cognition is often the
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