Remember how the discussion assignments work. You need to respond to one discussion question with an essay of 400-600 words with at least two references. This is due by 11:59 pm (Central Time) on Thursday. By Sunday, you need to submit two responses of at least 75 words to people who, ideally, answered questions other than the one you answered.
Please include the question you are answering at the beginning of the posting. If you notice that several people have answered a particular question, try to answer a different one. The more different discussion topics we have, the better.
Here are the questions for Week Two:
1. Are you a person who pushes the walk buttons at intersections? The close-the-door buttons on elevators? I sure am but many of these devices are not actually functional, but we push them anyway. Read the following article from CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/placebo-buttons-design/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-09-03T05%3A57%3A03&utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_term=link) and talk about your thoughts and feelings about engaging or not engaging in this pattern of behavior. How do you feel knowing these attempts to control the environment are futile? On that same sentiment, are those actions really futile or do you feel better controlling that component of your environment? Talk about that.
2. How concrete is the concept of memory? If you have not already read the chapter, or even if you have, what is your view of memory? Is this an episodic construct similar to watching a movie or is there variance and malleability to this? What does the chapter say? Specifically, discuss the research on overconfidence and planting false memories.
3. Given the times, tell us about misinformation and misconception in todays society. Why do people hold strongly but false beliefs about concepts like rising crime and immigrants are criminals? Talk about these or other misconceptions and juxtapose that information with facts from reputable sources. Talk specially about how misinformation is formed and spreads, while considering topics such as the power of repetition, confirmation bias, and the power of cognitively available anecdotes.
4. We often make errors in judgments about others. The perfect example is the resting bitch face. Review research on this perception phenomenon and discuss the development of errors in thinking.
5. Do you believe in free will or is everything in life predetermined (i.e., determinism)? How does a persons attitude toward free will or the absence thereof effect the behavior of cheating? How about other behaviors? Tell us about the research you found on this topic.
6. When know that attitudes can and do influence behaviors, can the opposite be true? Can ones behaviors influence the attitudes they possess? Provide examples of how this may be the case. Specifically think of concepts like being brainwashed or Stockholm syndrome).
- Explain how your experience coming from a low income household helped has shape who you are?
- Write about union formation, labour strikes and collective bargaining as all three are related to the general theme/topic of trade unionism.
- Identify the link between media and risk perception using a mix method of research having face to face interviews and sent out a questionnaire, the literature review is vital for success.
- Explain the appearance of any damsels in distress, heroes, or romancewhat purpose does this element serve?
- Discuss offenders focus of interests, the type of relationship he makes with the target (i.e., with the victim), the offenders thinking process in terms of what he uses to select the circumstances of the offense, the risks factored into the account (i.e., risks he accepts before committing those crimes).
- What are some ways in which you can avoid these health problems by accurately responding to a stressful situation?
- Provide your position on disaster diplomacy and if it can be applied to real-world situations. Is this a realistic concept or idealistic wishful thinking that, at best, produces only temporary, transitory benefits?
- Analyze the roles and goals of drug courts, including discussion of the history of the courts and Judge Jeffrey Taubers role. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of these specialized courts.
- Do you plan to use quantitative, methods, qualitative methods, or both? On what did you base this choice?
- How effective or ineffective their Value Proposition and Positioning Statements are at grabbing the intended audience’s attention and relaying their features and benefits to consumers?