Explain how your culture influences your optimistic bias. Be sure to include what your culture is.

 

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.

 

 

Assignment** (2 pages Not including title and reference page) APA. Cite All Resources

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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