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    How Heruristics Affects Our Perceptions of the World

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    I am in need of help to complete this assignment.

    I need a 12 slide PowerPoint on heuristics (mental shortcuts). In the PowerPoint I need to provide an overview of the concept of heuristics. I need to explain how these mental shortcuts can undermine the need to social cognition or accuracy in our perceptions of the world around us.

    I need to select 5 heuristics from the following list:
    * Unrealistic optimism
    * Blaming the victim
    * Stereotypes
    * Representativeness
    * Availability
    * Anchoring
    * Adjustment
    * Priming

    For each of the selected heuristic, locate a news article in which it is present to demonstrate:

    1. How effective the heuristic is in persuading the reader in favor of the author's views
    2. Whether self-justification is present within the article
    3. Whether the need for self-esteem is being used in any way to persuade the reader in favor of the ideas/beliefs of the author. If so, is it effective
    4. Finally, conclude with each article connects with the two approaches: 1. the need for accuracy or truth, and 2. the need for self-esteem.

    Need references to be included.

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    Solution discusses Heuristics and How it Affects Our Perceptions of the World.
    Instructions provide a template for completing the assignment of a 12 slide PowerPoint on heuristics (mental shortcuts).

    In the PowerPoint I need to provide an overview of the concept of heuristics. Explain how these mental shortcuts
    Select 5 heuristics from the following list:
    * Unrealistic optimism
    * Blaming the victim
    * Stereotypes
    * Representativeness
    * Availability
    * Anchoring
    * Adjustment
    * Priming

    For each of the selected heuristic, locate a news article in which it is present to demonstrate:
    1. How effective the heuristic is in persuading the reader in favor of the author's views
    2. Whether self-justification is present within the article
    3. Whether the need for self-esteem is being used in any way to persuade the reader in favor of the ideas/beliefs of the author. If so, is it effective
    4. Finally, conclude with each article connects with the two approaches: 1. the need for accuracy or truth, and 2. the need for self-esteem.

    References included.

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