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False Beliefs Our preconceptions strongly influence how we interpret and remember events The power of the first impression always gives us insight on how we view a person False beliefs occur because of many reasons Humans misperceive correlation between two people and they assume that all people under the same category are the same Confirmation bias overestimates our beliefs Our preconceptions control our interpretations and we have a self-fulfilling prophecy that makes us think of behaviors that correlate with how a person looks or acts Intuition is our potential for inner knowing When judging others we should plug into the nonlogical smarts of our right brainMeyers Pg 104 Schemas Emotional reactions expertise implicitly and subliminal all unconscious information that makes us know more than we know We have mental templates that guide our perceptions and interpretations of our experience For example if you hear someone say the word sects you may think you heard the word sex We automatically interpret the sound We also think faster than we really process the information and we may know an answer without knowing we did There is a piece of our brain that has an intriguing effect on us All the subconscious feelings help us lead to our false beliefs Our mind takes mental shortcuts known as heuristics Our mind makes snap judgments when a person resembles someone If John looks like he is a lawyer than we assume that he is even though he is not We also judge things as a first come first serve bases type of way If in the past month we have seen a fire and not a car accident we think of the fire first which makes us believe that a fire is more likely to happen When it is fresh in your mind you tend to think of it first We judge on a basis of a reference point For instance if you had to guess the
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