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Bias Indiana Wesleyan University School of Business and Leadership MGMT- 515: Business Communication Dr. Jeff Boyce Cognitive Bias The cognitive bias that affects my critical decision making processes is the Hindsight and Curse of Knowledge bias. I predict outcomes without acknowledging the correct outcome. I often use this bias when I watch sports. I am an avid fan of basketball, and I typically like to predict the outcome of games and even the entire season. Cognitive bias is processing...

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Cognitive Bias Affect Communication

can trust these people. Leading to this, I believe that there is a positive stereotyping which could give a positive impact on communication and visa versus a negative stereotyping is affecting my communication with people in a negative way. Change Bias At the beginning of almost each task or assignment it always looks like it will be way harder or difficult than it actually is. Mostly this kind of assumption gives a negative motivation for the task, because normally when things look like are hard...

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Types of Information Bias

the only kind of bias in the news is that of conservative verse liberal media. I disagree. All newscasters of political ideas and it is hard for them to be completely neutral, but that isn’t a problem in my mind, it is human nature to have opinions. My problem is in how and what the news covers that provides information bias. There are four different kinds of information bias: personalization, dramatization, fragmentation, and authority-disorder bias. Each is its own specific bias, but all are interconnected...

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Media Bias

One problem that plagues us everyday without us even realizing it is media bias. We see it in the news. We see it on our favorite sitcoms. We read it everyday in the paper. Yet, we really don't recognize it when we hear it or see it. Media bias is evident in every aspect of the media, yet the problem is that we don't even recognize it when it is right in front of our faces. Are the impressions that we form about individuals a product of the media? Do we form certain opinions about particular types...

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Detecting Media Bias

Detecting Media Bias Alyssa Mathews HUM/111 April 8, 2012 Helen Leonard MC LPC Critical evaluations of news stories can be very important to getting the whole story. Using critical thinking and reading skills is the key to understanding everything that is being discussed in the news report. In the report of Strictly Business: Spring, and recovery, in the air, critical evaluation is needed understand every aspect of the story. Skimming, reflecting, reading, evaluating, and then making...

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Media Bias

Detecting Media Bias Jeffrey E. Ferreiras University of Phoenix Critical and Creative Thinking 16 December 2012 Aimee Nichols When reading the media one must always consider that media may be bias, people may have incentives or hidden agendas and the facts may be conflicting. In order to properly evaluate and decide what information makes sense and what seems like a lie the audience should practice critical reading. A critical reader is able to separate fact from interpretation; to...

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George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin and Legal Bias

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin and Legal Bias By Peter Beinart This article is a good bias source especially because it is about these two men who have both different races. All of which explains why neither side in the Martin/Zimmerman saga is defending the basic fairness of our judicial system. Both agree that America’s courts are biased. They just disagree about whom they’re biased against. “We live in a world where there isn’t equal justice. This case never, never would have been brought...

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The Occurrence of Gender Bias in Law School

Taylor Seda COM499 Reflection Paper 9 1/14/13 “THE OCCURRENCE OF GENDER BIAS IN LAW SCHOOL” Chapter 14 focused on Women in the Legal Profession and the challenges and changes they faced. “The Occurrence of Gender Bias in Law School”, was the subsection that I had enjoyed the most while reading because I thought it was ironic to have gender biases in a setting which both genders had to achieve a certain educational standard to be accepted into the program. From the start Matias explains that...

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Examine the Claim That It Is Possible to Attain Knowledge Despite Problems of Bias and Selection.

Examine the claim that it is possible to attain knowledge despite problems of bias and selection. In this essay, I will examine whether it is possible to gain knowledge from different sources even with problems in today’s world such as bias and selection. In order to gain a better understanding of this topic, it is necessary to first define the terms "bias" and "selection" as stated in the title. The Oxford Dictionary defines bias as "prejudice in favour of or against one thing, person, or group compared...

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Bias in new media

 Bias in new media “The biases the media has are bigger than conservative or liberal. They’re about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.” This may seem like a trite saying but it holds an enormous amount of truth. As viewers we trust what reporters write in the newspaper, and say on television and radio stations. We expect them to report the truth. However, current media outlets distort stories and certain news reports are getting too much...

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