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The human experience is composed of an endless series of decisions. Humans make thousands of conscious and unconscious decision every day. This assignment will allow you to research some of the factors that influence decision making.

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

Directions:

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words in which you discuss the effects of categorization and social influences on decision making. Include the following:

  • A summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others. (Benchmarks C 3.5: Analyze cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others.)
  • A discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making.
  1. A discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making.

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A thorough summary of the cognitive processes used to understand ourselves and others is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.

A thorough discussion of how categorization specifically influences individual decision making is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.

A thorough and insightful discussion of how social influences specifically affect individual decision making is related to self-attribution is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.

All required elements are present. Scholarly research sources are topic related, and obtained from highly respected, professional, original sources.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

All format elements are correct.

In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

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