Week 5 discussion: in my opinion

Required Resources

  • Textbook: Chapter 10, 11
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
  • 1 page

Initial Post Instructions
Consider one of the following current social issues – or one of your choice:

  • Opioid crisis
  • Legalization of recreational or medical marijuana
  • Vaping
  • Immigration
  • Elimination of the electoral college
  • Gun control

For the initial post, address the following:

  • State your position on one of these issues – are you for, against, or neutral? Explain why. Avoid vagueness or ambiguity in your response. Make your position very clear.
  • Examine how you have formed that opinion.
    • How well do you think you know the facts?
    • Do you know and understand statistical information that applies to the issue?
    • Do you think you have formed your opinion using only System-1 thinking, or have you applied System-2?
    • What part have heuristics, cognitive bias, and dominance structuring played in how you have formed your opinions?

The initial post is not about how “correct” your position is; it is about how you arrivedat your position on the issue. This discussion requires application of metacognition – thinking about how you think.

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