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    Thinking Patterns and Emotions

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    How might your particular thinking patterns lead to costly errors? For instance, do you quickly accept what you read and hear? Do appearances of things or feelings of others strongly sway you? Provide examples.

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    Thinking Patterns

    The questions of 'being' and 'person' have been grappled for by philosophers and thinkers from the Classics to the present. Descartes came to the conclusion that 'being' happens because of the 'mind'. He famously said 'I think therefore I am'. Personhood then happens because we think; we are sentient beings, because we have cognition. Our pattern of thinking are individual and unique and while genetics has an influence, socialization also has - the way we were raised, the cultures, practices and way of thinking we have been subjected to. For example, a Chinese person raised in China will have different ways of thinking or viewing the world from an American raised in Detroit. Despite the differences however, academics and behaviour specialists have listed that there are 'good thinking patterns' and 'bad thinking patterns' and this applies generally despite the differences in culture and ethnicity. For Perkins and Tishman (2010) of Harvard's ...

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    The solution is a 629-word narrative that discusses the concept of thinking patterns and how these might lead to errors. Additionally, it discusses how emotions and feelings can sway one's opinions. References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.