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    The optimism Bias: Is the Human Brain Hardwired For Hope? The human brain works in strange ways. If something affects us even minimally our mind tends to keep a ‘record’ of it. We conveniently forget the little things that do not affect us. For example you are very less likely to remember your friend heading to the bathroom to take a bath, till the day he starts stinking, forcing you to ponder upon the same. The brain subconsciously filters out information that it considers useless, to keep track of the things that do matter. Our memories evolve with us. What might have been an insignificant moment at a certain time becomes precious later. Memories and emotions are bound to intertwine. We tend to see things as they suit us best. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Our reality is only our perception of things. Researchers at Stanford have found that computers are, infact, better judges of a person than his own friends. The research involved analysing facebook ‘likes’ to judge a person on personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. It is not surprising that we tend to be less critical of our own friends than of others. Objectivity always suffers at the hands of emotions. The optimism bias is an inherent trait in all of us. We tend to believe…

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    Any company thinking about expanding and relocating personnel to another country would first need to do a cost benefit analysis of the organization actually opening and having a physical presence and relocating personnel to another country. This step is done in the before any planning and money is spent. Then the company should look at the exchange of the currency from one country to another, the cost of living, salaries, paid time off and the cultural differences all comes into play when…

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    305). Morals play a huge part in answering these questions, but since everyone has different morals, and different policies to place for said issues. It can be very difficult sometimes for people to come together on an issue and be able to create a prescriptive policy on climate change. “Advocates for a wide range of regarding the risks of climate change rely upon a variety of principles to justify prescriptive positions. The very diversity of these principles highlights the difficulties…

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    INFO498 Final Case Studies Name:_Chris Harlan____ Instructions: Your essays will be graded on content to include grammar and spelling. Each case should take 1-2 pages including diagrams. The essay answers for both #2 and #3 should be 500 to 700 words each, in order to completely answer the questions. Please submit as one document. Assignment: #1. Forest Point Construction (System Planning) a. What is the correct total time? The correct total time for this project is 31 days. b.…

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    In this case, there are three main meetings which have been held. Throughout these three meetings, and according to the TerraCog’s meeting culture that I observed, I can find some problems that may generate some negative influence on the meeting dynamics and may not conduct a good result easily. To begin with, I will brief describe the performance about these three meetings regarding the project of Aerial. According to the timeline of events providing by the case, these three meetings are held…

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    White Construction Cost Estimating Process Overview There are several different levels of estimating used in estimating cost for a construction project. Each level serves a different purpose, dependent on the stage of the project, and has varying margin of errors. Estimates made during earlier stages have a larger margin of error compare to the final estimate report. In this text, the process of preparing a detailed cost estimates will be the main topic with an emphasized on White Construction’s…

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    Reducing My Optimism Bias

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    attitude, therefore proving to myself that there was nothing wrong with my brain, and I can in fact be successful with hard work and dedication. Reducing my optimism bias would be beneficial to me in this scenario because it would keep me grounded and push me to study even when I excel on an exam. If I were to overlook the optimism bias, I could potentially harm myself because I would be overlooking the fact that…

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    Tali Sharot in, The Optimism Bias, delves into the human brain and brings up a collection of scientific experiments relating to our brain's responses to various stimuli. One of her most compelling arguments was in opposition to the reliability of the human’s ability to recall and recount information; she questioned age-old theories of flashbulb memories, that claim emotion enhances memory, and finds a gap between her subjects confidence and their ultimate performance. This essay is going to…

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    In this video, the optimism bias by Tali Sharot, was an interesting video that talks about people in the world in how we perceive how self and how we think we perceive others as well. We think we are better than the next, and we see ourselves as better as and more likely to do well than the others. Would people think the same if we compare it to our loved ones than someone that we barely even know? Optimism is hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.…

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    I was acting this way because of my nerves. I did not get a call back saying I earned the position. Another example is North Warren Regional famous taco day. I was in line to get lunch, and someone cut in front of me. Many students and I were outraged by this, so we told the lunch staff on him. The boy did not like that we did this, so he began cursing at us for ratting him out. To us, we were just being honest and doing the right thing, but to him we were now little uncool tattletails. He did…

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