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Discuss the effects of categorization and social influences on decision making.

Max Points: 190

Details:
The human experience is composed of an endless series of decisions. Humans make thousands of conscious and unconscious decision every day. This assignment will allow you to research some of the factors that influence decision making.
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
• Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
• Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
• This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
Directions:
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words in which you discuss the effects of categorization and social influences on decision making. Include the following:
1. A summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others.
2. A discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making.
3. A discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making.
Factors that Influence Decision Making
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Unsatisfactory
0.00% 2
Less Than Satisfactory
74.00% 3
Satisfactory
79.00% 4
Good
87.00% 5
Excellent
100.00%
70.0 %Content
25.0 % Summary of the Cognitive Processes Used to Understand Ourselves and Others Benchmarks C 3.5: Analyze cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others. No summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented. A vague summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented, but information presented is not based on scholarly sources. A cursory summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented. Information presented is from both nonscholarly and scholarly sources. A thorough summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented. Information presented is from scholarly though dated sources. A thorough summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.
20.0 % Discussion of How Categorization Specifically Influences Individual Decision Making No discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented. A vague discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented, but information presented is not based on scholarly sources. A cursory discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented. Information presented is from both nonscholarly and scholarly sources. A thorough discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented. Information presented is from scholarly though dated sources. A thorough discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.
20.0 % Discussion of How Social Influences Specifically Affect Individual Decision Making No discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is presented. A vague discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is presented, but information presented is not based on scholarly sources. A cursory discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is related to self-attribution is presented. Information presented is from both nonscholarly and scholarly sources. A thorough discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is related to self-attribution is presented. Information presented is from scholarly though dated sources. A thorough and insightful discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is related to self-attribution is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.
5.0 % Two Scholarly Research Sources With In-Text Citations None of the required elements (two topic-related scholarly research sources and two in-text citations) are present. Not all required elements are present. One or more elements are missing and/or one or more sources are not scholarly research or topic related. All required elements are present. Scholarly research sources are topic related, but the source and quality of one reference is questionable. All required elements are present. Scholarly research sources are topic related, and obtained from reputable professional sources. All required elements are present. Scholarly research sources are topic related, and obtained from highly respected, professional, original sources.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 % Argument Logic and Construction Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
10.0 %Format
5.0 % Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
5.0 % Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style) No reference page is included. No citations are used. Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used. Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present. Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 % Total Weightage


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