Discuss how believing certain fallacies can present disadvantages when making decisions or solving problems.

 

SHONETTE POST

Time-Out Procedure.  This procedure removes the child from the environment where problematic behavior occurs which will remove the reinforcer.  By leaving the situation the behavior is eliminated or diminished.  With my kids I use the Time Out Procedure but I can remember in grade school getting in trouble for something that I never did.  My teacher made me sit outside of the classroom and gave me a “time-out.”  I can remember crying for hours on end because I was so traumatized for getting in trouble.  I have always been someone who wanted to follow the rules.  In this case, it wasn’t effective.  It taught me to fear my teacher more than anything else. Have you guys found the “time-out procedure” effective? And is it still considered a great way to instill good behavior in your child?

MELISSA POST

 

Dollard and Miller started the assumption that “aggression is always a consequence of frustration” and, in addition, “the existence of frustration always leads to some form of aggression” (Dollard et al., 1939, p. 1). This subject always interests me because the first thing that comes to mind is road rage, in the city of Chicago. I am sure most individuals have seen the news, containing updates about shootings on some of our local expressways and streets. My questions are; what frustrates drivers so much and makes them react harshly? Is it because a vehicle in front of you is moving to slow, or simply at times traffic is at a stand still? I believe that some individuals are just in a hurry to get where they are going and don’t plan accordingly.  Unfortunately individuals become so frustrated, they take their aggression out on innocent people.

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 50 WORDS

Should all emotions and feelings be removed from decision making?

Why or why not?

what would be an example of both a rational and irrational decision?

What actions can you take to ensure your own arguments and solutions do not contain fallacies? Discuss how believing certain fallacies can present disadvantages when making decisions or solving problems.

What are the implications, on your career and the financial stability of your employer, of continuing to ‘bend’ the rules for them? Is your employer entitled to collect late fees from a struggling family? Why or why not?

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