Discerning Fallacies and Cognitive Biases in Our Thinking

Module 4: Discussion Forum

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Discerning Fallacies and Cognitive Biases in Our Thinking

Discussion Questions

A) Where do you see sociocentrism at work in your own thinking or the thinking of those around you? Why is sociocentrism detrimental to critical reasoning?

B) As you think about your personal goals and aspirations, what cognitive fallacies outlined by Wilke and Mata (2012) might impede your growth? What active steps might you take to recognize and combat such fallacious forms of thinking?

Requirements for Discussion Boards

  • Use the required readings to analyze and engage the discussion board questions.
  • Your initial post should be roughly 200 words (plus or minus 10%). Each subsequent post should be 100 words (plus or minus 10%).
  • Include one or two scholarly sources that are not required or recommended for the HUM 101 course. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.
  • Format your discussion, including all in-text citations and references, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
  • Each discussion board post (including follow-up posts) should include scholarly citations and references.


Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2012). Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life (3rd edition). Boston: Pearson.