Monday, October 21, 2019

How Bias Influences Critical Thinking Essays - Critical Thinking

How Bias Influences Critical Thinking Essays - Critical Thinking How Bias Influences Critical Thinking CRT/205 February 23, 2014 Captain E.F. Rollins How Bias Influences Critical Thinking I recently made a decision about a persons character. At work, we have an onsite caf which is managed by an outside company. The manager of the caf is not well liked by some employees of my company and most employees of the company that manages the caf. I had not had any direct dealings with him so did not have an opinion one way or another. A few weeks ago, one of the chefs decided to leave the employment of this company. When this young man told his manager he was leaving, the manager very rudely told him he was making a huge mistake. Also, around the same time I learned that this manager had fired another of his workers without cause. All of this, of course, was relayed to me from a coworker. I had no first-hand knowledge or concrete facts but still changed my opinion of this manager to one of strong dislike. Automatically, I thought this manager to be rude, egotistical, and insensitive. I was willing to believe these negative things about this manager which is negativity bias (Un iversity of Phoenix, 2012). While all of these things may be true, I allowed negative remarks made by someone else to color my decision. If these are not true, I have come to an incorrect conclusion about this manager. Since I do not have any facts to back up a decision one way or another regarding this manager, I should not be making a decision one way or another. REFERENCES University of Phoenix. (2012). What is critical thinking, anyway? Retrieved from University of Phoenix, CRT205 - Critical Thinking website.

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