Describe a situation in which optimistic bias improved the accuracy of a judgment you made and explain why it was helpful.

Review the article “Cultural Variation in Unrealistic Optimism”. Pay particular attention to the following sections: “Independent Versus Interdependent Construals of Self,” “Unrealistic Optimism,” and “Concluding Remarks.” (See attached)

  • Review the article “Cultural Variations in Optimistic and Pessimistic Bias”. Focus on individualism and collectivism and the general discussion. (See attached)
  • Think about the influence of culture on optimistic bias.
  • Keeping in mind the information on individualism and collectivism, reflect on how your culture influences your optimistic bias.
  • Consider a situation in which optimistic bias improved the accuracy of your judgment and thus was helpful.
  • Think of a situation in which optimistic bias was detrimental to your judgment, making it inaccurate.

 

 

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Explain the influence of culture on optimistic bias. Be specific.

  • Explain how your culture influences your optimistic bias. Be sure to include what your culture is.
  • Describe a situation in which optimistic bias improved the accuracy of a judgment you made and explain why it was helpful. Then describe a situation in which optimistic bias lessened the accuracy of a judgment you made and explain why it was detrimental.
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