Bias and Assumption

  1. In a short response, discuss a time when a bias you had about a certain topic made it difficult for you to
    reason with either evidence you were presented with or the ideas another person had about that topic.
    1-A. Just make up a story about me being closed-minded.
  2. Based on the types of bias you learned about in the NimblyWise video “Bias and Assumption,” identify the
    type of bias you discussed, and explain your reasoning.
    2-A. The type of bias from the video I discussed in detail #1 was confirmation bias being closed-minded with
    everybody, and I started reasoning with people’s advice.
  3. Then briefly share your thoughts as to why being aware of the existence of biases is important to critical
    thinking and necessary when doing research, when reviewing information, or when learning about the
    arguments of others.

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