Creative and Critical Thinking 2 Essay

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Creative and Critical Thinking II 1. Have you ever changed a strongly held attitude? What caused the change for you? I have only experienced a shift in my personal beliefs once: at one point in time I believed I was relegated to working in a factory, now I do not have the same belief. I believe that the shift in my attitude was due to an internal growth; I became more self-aware after my father passed away. I looked at my father, and all he had done, and began to believe that I was capable of the same amazing personal success. 2. Do you believe that you are free of prejudice? After reading this chapter, which of the many factors that cause prejudice do you think is most important? No one in this world is truly free of prejudice;…show more content…
In other words, if the students pretending to be guard, or inmate could adjust to the role so quickly, it is easy to see how the power would go to the guards head at Abu Ghraib. The similarity is that the guards were a group, and the prisoners were a group. The guards had the power. The inmates were abused for the slightest misstep, and that seemed normal to the guards. 5. Have you ever done something in a group that you would not have done if you were alone? What happened? How did you feel? What have you learned from this chapter that might help you avoid this behavior in the future? I attempted to teach my friend how to drive when I was 16. There were four of my friends in the car when the lesson began. The car was totaled. My friends were hurt, I was hurt. I felt horrible as a juvenile for being responsible for that accident. I have learned that you should never listen to what a group of people is saying to you; you should think for yourself. Groupthink is a terrible thing. 6. Can you think of situations when the egoistic model of altruism seems most likely correct? What about the empathy-altruism hypothesis? According to the text: the egoistic model of altruism is a behavior that a person displays because he would like to have the same favor done for him, or would like to alleviate guilt. The egoistic model of altruism is something that a person might use when donating money at his company for a cause, or helping with a charitable event. Not
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