Class 6 - Class 6 17:07 Observational skills • I t’s...

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Unformatted text preview: Class 6 17:07 Observational skills • I t’s possible to control your arousals. Common observational problems ~ in general, we are not very good observers • Biases/expectations. (Our brain confirms our biases through t he observation.) o They are created by the way you grow up. I t’s less work to do t hat. I t’s more work to disconfirm something we don’t believe i n. • Bad Memory – we tend to think our memory is completely accurate when they are not. • Fatigue – most people filter out cues when they think something is not important Observation Skills • Understand human perceptual limitations. • Have a f lexibility between focusing on details and the larger p ictures - Focus on the details and the big picture at the same t ime. • Have broad life experiences. • Focus on remembering 17:07 17:07 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course CMS 334K taught by Professor Dailey during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Class 6 - Class 6 17:07 Observational skills • I t’s...

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