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These filters might include stereotypes, biases, and heuristics. These are all shortcuts to help the mind decide which sensory inputs should be focused on in a given situation. Each person has an individually tailored set of filters that arise from the person’s larger experiences. Young children have fewer filters than adults, and often “see” more in a situation than their parents. I often ask my students if they can say what color shoes I am wearing without looking. The majority of students cannot.
Heuristic Fallacies There are several excellent works on heuristic fallacies, with favorites being Richards Heuer’s The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (1999), and Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Daniel Kahneman, Paul 44 Chapter 2 Slovic, and Amos Tversky (1982). Each of these works tackles the human brain as it is, rather than as we would like to believe it is. ” We have an almost limitless storage capacity in our long-term memory, but most of our day-today mental activity involves short-term memory and associative recall.
Membership in the Comparative Foreign Policy section of the International Studies Association plummeted. Public vivisections took place, while Rosenau genotype–style scholarship became scarce. , Ashley, 1976, 1987; Caporaso, Hermann, and Kegley, 1987; East, 1978; C. Hermann and Peacock, 1987; Kegley, 1980; Munton, 1976; Smith, 1987). ” 30 Chapter 1 This searing criticism and self-criticism revealed a number of inconsistencies in the CFP approach, which needed to be sorted out before any progress could be contemplated.
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