Describe confirmation bias, myside bias, and belief bias

DISCUSSION #1.Confirmation bias represents a pervasive tendency in reasoning. Myside bias and belief bias are types of confirmation bias. For this discussion:

· Describe confirmation bias, myside bias, and belief bias.

· Provide an example of how people fall prey to each of these tendencies.

o Under what circumstances do people seem to be less likely to show confirmation bias, myside bias, and belief bias?

Please include the following in your response:

· Refer to and integrate ideas presented in the text and any supplemental readings.

· Cite outside resources if necessary to make your point.

· Follow APA style guidelines for citations and references.

DISCUSSION #2.Three hobbits and three orcs are on a river bank. The hobbits and orcs need to cross over to the other side of the river. They have for this purpose a small rowboat that will hold just two. There is also this problem: if the number of orcs on either river bank exceeds the number of hobbits on that bank, the orcs will eat the hobbits on that bank.

How can all six creatures get across to the other side of the river in a way that guarantees that they all arrive there with the forest intact? Try to solve the problem and post your solution.

Please include the following in your response:

· Refer to and integrate ideas presented in the text and any supplemental readings.

· Cite outside resources if necessary to make your point.

· Follow APA style guidelines for citations and references.

Discussion #3.For this discussion, go to the MENSA Web site and take the Mensa Workout intelligence test (linked in the Resources). It will take about 30 minutes to complete. When you have finished, report the results and answer the following questions:

· Do you think the test was a fair assessment of intelligence?

· Which questions do you feel most accurately gauged “intelligence”? Which did you find bothersome?

· What did you learn about yourself from this test?

· If a person with autism scored well, how would that confuse the definition of intelligence? Does this make IQ biased?

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