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    Anchoring Experiment

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    encounter… goslings make initial decisions based on what’s available in their environment,” (Ariely, 25). This phenomenon is a perfect example of how one can be affected by their environment or information given to them. For, when the naturalist Konrad Lorenz introduced the gosling to an object, the gosling accepted the object as its mother because it had no other information. Similarly, when individuals are exposed to numerical values before being asked questions involving numbers, they often turn to the given numbers when they do not know the answer. This concept is demonstrated in Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking Fast and Slow. In the book, an experiment involving an anchor was performed. In this experiment, the anchoring questions “would you be willing to pay $5... or $400” were used to show that people are more willing to spend a larger amount of money when given an anchor involving a high number (Kahneman, 125). To test this experiment, I decided to test the influence of introduced anchors on an individual’s answers to a question involving birth years. I chose this experiment because I wanted to investigate if those introduced to lower numbers before answering, would give answers containing lower numbers. Likewise, I wanted to see if those shown high numbers would use higher numbers in their answers. To test my theory, I picked five individuals who could be recognized but who’s birth years were not common knowledge. I chose JFK (1917), Napoleon (1769), Amelia Earhart…

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    Economicus, whom psychologist Daniel Kahneman refers to as “Econs” focuses on rationality to understand how choices are made; however, Kahneman was determined to prove rationality is not always the be-all and end-all of economics. Daniel Kahneman is one of only a couple non-economists and the first psychologist to win the Nobel prize in Economics…

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    With this basic monitoring, Paul has actually stumbled into among the largest paradoxes in the study on human affect: We preserve points in memory extremely in different ways from just how we experience them in actual time. The psycho therapist Daniel Kahneman has actually created a few terms making the difference. He discusses the "experiencing self" versus the "keeping in mind self.". Children do not merely offer us with tales regarding our own selves. McAdams, which's invested 25 years…

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    Automatic Processing and Controlled Processing The cognitive processes that influence perception are influenced by the techniques and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled…

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    Kahneman and Tversky developed the Prospect Theory to describe how people choose different choices that involve risk, knowing the probable outcomes. This demonstrates the way a person feels toward taking risks that involve positive outcomes is very different from the way a person feels toward risks that involve a negative outcome. The decision a person makes reflects on their judgement which can be heavy considering the conditions of uncertainty. For example, if people had a choice of: a) 100%…

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    2. Knowledge about variation 3. Theory of knowledge 4. Psychology The rest of the paper is organized in the following way: Section 2 provides information on Prospect Theory and System of Profound Knowledge. Section 3 discusses how “Is Tiger Woods Loss Averse? Persistent Bias in the Face of Experience, Competition, and High Stakes” exhibits Profound Knowledge. Section 4 confers to the learning from analysis and in section 5 end the paper with the conclusion. 2.1. Prospect Theory Prospect theory…

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    Throughout human history we have been beings obsess with progress. The push for new technology, or the desire to live longer, or he desire for increase pleasure seems to drive our industries and our moral compass in ways that might not exist if it wasn’t for our need of progress. For some progress is not just an end within itself. It is rather a means to the end of well-being for all humans. Both Daniel Kahneman and Amartya Sen make it an important focus in each of their works and we will…

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    Behavioural economics employs insights from psychology experiments to help explain examples of economically irrational behaviour, when dealing with consumer theory. The two most prominent ‘irrational’ preferences are reference dependence, and loss aversion. Although it is a fairly recent development, there have still been many papers written about behavioural economics; such as ‘On the Value of Incumbency: Managerial Reference Points and Loss Aversion,’ ‘The Forward-Looking Competitive Firm…

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    Civic Engagement Speech

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    Child abuse and neglect is the topic for my Civic Engagement speech. In this speech I will persuade students to donate to the Kempe Foundation for The Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. I will be using three of the following concepts: Availability Heuristic, Authority, and Friendship or Liking. Availability Heuristic is a mental short cut the human brain makes when evaluating things such as concepts or decisions. Humans estimate the likelihood of events based on the…

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    There is this theory that describes how we tend to make our decisions: Prospect Theory! Kahneman and Tversky developed this in order to describe the way that people choose between “probabilistic alternatives that involve risk, where possibilities are known.” This means that people tend to make decisions based on the pros and cons rather than the final outcome, and that people weigh these pros and cons using heuristics. ("Prospect Theory." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.)…

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