Obstacles to Cognitive Theory
Provide examples of (1) an evidence-biased obstacle and (2) a truth-biased obstacle that you’ve recently encountered in your everyday life. So, you only need to come up with a total of two examples, by choosing one subtype from each category (subtypes are listed below). Be sure to identify which two subtypes you’re using in your examples.
The examples should be drawn from your own experience – either a claim you made that expresses an obstacles or one that you observed someone else making. Important: make sure that you formulate your examples as claims, NOT as behaviors or actions. (CT deals with the motivations behind claims, psychology deals with the motivations behind behaviors or actions.)
For full credit, you must submit an original post; your post will be graded for completion, effort, and accuracy. Commenting on the posts of your peers is encouraged, but not required.
- Evidence-biased thinking: (1) resisting contrary evidence; (2) seeking confirming evidence; (3) preferring available/compelling evidence
- Truth-biased thinking: (4) motivated reasoning; (5) homophily; (6) mere exposure effect; (7) illusion-of-truth effect; (8) false consensus effect; (9) Dunning-Kruger effect.