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Post for Monday, April 11

Hello All,

For this entry, post quotes, pages, or sections from Being Wrong that relate to your specific field or discipline (or fields/disciplines).

Enjoy your weekend!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

My field of research is U.S. History and the three quotes I found relating to that field are:

[Page 128]: The Iraq War also provides a nice example of another form of confirmation bias. At a point when conditions on the ground were plainly deteriorating, then-President George W. Bush argued otherwise by, in the words of the journalist George Packer, "interpreting increased violence in Iraq as a token of the enemy's frustration with american success."

[Page 7]: The second (infamously deployed by, among others, Richard Nixon regarding Watergate and Ronald Reagan regarding the Iran-Contra affair) is even more telling: we say, "mistakes were made."

[Page 273]: On April 4, 1968, the day that Martin Luther King Jr., was killed, Claiborne Paul Ellis threw a party. At the same time, Ellis owned and operated a gas station in Durham, North Carolina- and, on the side, ran the Durham branch of the Ku Klux Klan. When the local radio station announced the assassination, he let out a whoop and began calling his fellow Klansmen, inviting them over to celebrate King's death. "We just had a real party at the service station," he would later tell the famed journalist Studs Terkel, "really rejoycin' 'cause that sonofabitch was dead."

-Leticia Orozco

2walstib said...

For my paper focusing on the philosophies of an individual’s attitude of wrongness, I will be using pages, 21-21; 28-29; 55-56; 70-72; 91-93; as well as a large number of references cited in the Notes section of the book “Being Wrong,” by Kathryn Schultz. The entire book has a question and answer tone that lends well with working philosophy.
-L.S.Niederauer

Anonymous said...

My topics/disciplines are Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Pg.124
At the bottom of the page where it talks about inductive reasoning and stereotypes can be related to mistakes in criminal justice.

Pg.133
From the beginning of chapter 7 she talks about women suffrage, and the right to vote in Switzerland.

-Angel Velasquez

Jessica said...

My fields/disciplines are (Liberal Studies) Educatian and Business

Quotes from Being Wrong that relate to my fields are:

Pg.100
"....kids of this age are stupendous thinkers. They speak and understand their native language with ease, and add words and concepts with a rapidity that is the envy of every adult. They are insatiably curious, highly attentive to the world around them, and capable of impressive feats of memory and concentration. They understand cause and effect and can reason about when, why, and how things happen."

Pg.119
"when it comes to multiple-choice quizzes, we are all comfortable with the idea that we make the best guess we can based on whatever evidence we already have."

Pg.87
"On October 23, 2008, Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, appeared before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to testify about the financial crisis that had lately engulfed more or less the entire Planet."
"Those who trusted the market to regulate itself, youself included, made a serious mistake."

Pg.274
"In 1970, the federal government funneled $75 million to North Carolina to desegregate its schools. That money should have been unnecessary--sixteen years earlier, the Supreme Court had declared, in Brown v. Board of Education...."
"The federal funds were divvied up, and $80,000 was earmarked for a series of workshops to persuade Durham's citizens to cooperate in integration."

Anonymous said...

Quotes related to Criminal Justice and History from Being Wrong are:

Pg.36
"We are highly motivated to seek out thr reality-altering power of drugs, despite the danger of overdose, addiction, or arrest."

Pg.234
"That kid was named Jimmy Ray Bromgard, and in short order he was arrested, convicted (on the basis of the girl's testimoy and a state forensic expert who claimed that Bromgard's hair matched those found at the crime scene), and sentenced to forty years in prison."

Pg.242
"I really believe that 99.9 percent of police would never intentionally target the wrong person, but there can be such a huge amount of tunnel vision. She knows, because she experienced it herself. When people would say, 'Couldn't Steven be innocent?,' I would immediately remind myself of all the evidence that seemed to point to his guilt."

Pg.73
"The subjects in the 1977 study of the Kennedy assassination described their recollections of that event as "burned on their brain," and as vivid "as if it happened yesterday."

Pg.214
"George W. Bush availed himself of it in 2006, when he claimed-in responce to opinion polls indicating that 70 percent of Americans disapproved of jis handling of the Iraq War- that he would be vindicated by "the long march of history."

Pg.312
"According to Rousseau, then, error could be combated by letting the people vote for their nation's leaders and policies. According to Jefferson, it could be combated by letting them speak their minds. Direct election and freedom of speech-these are, respectively, the definition and the emblem of democracy."

-Gabriel Becerra

Anonymous said...

My field of research is Business, and I found several variations of business-related topics, qoutes, and references in Kathryn Schulz's "Being Wrong."

1. Page 88: Paragraph 2
2. Page 89: Paragraph 3
3. Page 90: Paragraph 1
4. Page 94: Paragraph 2
5. Page 142: Paragraph 2
6. Page 11: Paragraph 1
7. Page 18: Paragraph 2
8. Page 274: Paragraph 3
9. Page 281: Paragraph 4

- G. McDaniel

Anonymous said...

For field research paper on society I will be using pages

page134,135

page137,138

Emanuel Garcia

Anonymous said...

My fields are Liberal Studies and Psychology. Related pages to my fields include

Pages 69, 82, 98, and 100

-Kathleen Rodriguez

Anonymous said...

My fields of research is psychology and business. The pages that relate to these two fields are pages:

92-103 for psychology
301-319 for business


-Brian Escalante

Anonymous said...

My fields of research are History and Psychology.

Pg 146: "The country is almost evenly split between Catholics and protestants -and, in 1947, it almost actually did split between them, when a civil war broke out between the predominantly Catholic and predominantly Protestant cantons."

Pg 146: "The two cantons were one until 1597, at which point they separated along religious minds."

pg 147: "To some extent -and especially during the early years of the battle over women's suffrage -they relied on the same arguments that were used all over the world: that political participation rendered women unfeminine."

-Stephanie Santos

Howard said...

My fields of research are Business and Computer Science:

Page 79
Page 90
Page 94
Page 195
Page 198
Page 260

-Howard Lin

Anonymous said...

For my field of interest I will use pages 67-86 because the author speaks of the reason humans make decisions and believe they are right when in reality they are wrong. This is related to psychology.

-Elizabeth Vega

Anonymous said...

In the book being wrong the quotes that i found related to my field of psyc. and crju are:
-psyc. "Other things being equal, the greater the number of people who beleive something, the more likely it is to be true." by a psychologist named Thomas Gilovich
p138 bottom para.
-crju " Eyewitness testimony is among the oldest forms of legal evidence, and by far the most compelling." by Kathryn Schulz
p222
-Eduardo Torres

Anonymous said...

My field of research is history and political science.

page 112 2nd paragraph
page 128 1st paragraph
page 131
page 134-36
page 140 1st paragraph

--v Nard

fred said...

My field of study for our research paper are Business Management and Psychology.

Some pages that I found that relate to this topic are:

Business
pg. 11, 174, 304-306
Psychology
pg. 20, 72, 73, 100, and 120

F. Soza

N. Iniguez said...

My field that is going to be part of my research paper is Criminal Justice and Child Development.
-Criminal Justice I would be using pages 4, 36, 236, 242 and many more
-Child Development I am going to be using page 15, 100 and other pages as I finish reading the book.

Anonymous said...

Bussiness, History, & Culinary Arts

Page. 117 there is an infinate amount of possibilities to an answer. In culinary arts there are no right ways to make a meal. One can place or take away anything they like.

Page. 137 the idea of popular opinion. can say one is not right (& they really are)yet the majority rules it is wrong then it is wrong. no matter what happens one is dipicted as wrong but by the out look of the major crowed. this can go with any field of education.

Page. 138 to refect an idea beacuse it's foreign or public opinions states it's wrong. this can also occur in any filed. this can occur when someone proposes an idea to help out the company to tast or even to fix the past. these ideas can be rejected because of the simple fcat that it is not known or rare.

Page 138. "if everybody's doing it, it must be a good idea." WRONG!! This would be a good one for history. It can shape many peoples ideas if everyone is doing it then that means that okay it's fine for me to try it. that would be good if it was something like church. But the majority of the time it's for drugs of alchol.

Page. 138 "the greater the number of people who belive something, the more likely it is to be true." This is how Hittler convinced huge number of people. This is great for histroy as well.

- Gladys Mayra Delgado

Anonymous said...

My field of research is Criminal Justice and Psychology and I found these pages relative to my field:

Criminal Justice: pg. 7, pg.36, pp.223-246, p.376

psychology: pp.67-86, pp.92-103, pg.138, pp.185-186, pg.258, pg.287, pg.291, and pg.349


---Beatriz Dominguez

Anonymous said...

last comment by sandy ornelas.

Anonymous said...

I will use chapter two and chapter 6 for my research paper.
sandy ornelas

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Anonymous said...

My field is Criminal Justice. I found a related quote.

{Pg. 112}: "It is a testament to how far the legal profession has come that few things seem more antithetical to the spirit of justice today than the admission of so-called spectral evidence."

Anonymous said...

My field is Criminal Justice. I found a related quote.

{Pg. 112}: "It is a testament to how far the legal profession has come that few things seem more antithetical to the spirit of justice today than the admission of so-called spectral evidence."

-Y. Clay

Anonymous said...

My field of research is psychology.
Related topics can be found on:
p.20, p.67-86, p.92-103, p. 120,
p.138, p.185-186.

S. Morales

Anonymous said...

Chapters 4 and 7

My topic for my research paper in Sociology and Psychology

I don't know exactly what pages yet...

-M. McKenney

Anonymous said...

(Pg 4) "A whole lot of us go through life assuming that we are basically right, basically all the time, about basically everything: about our political and intellectual convictions, our religious and moral beliefs, our assessment of other pepole, our memories, our grasp of facts." (Pg 10) "The difference between being wrong about your car keys and being wrong about weapons of mass destruction is the different between "oops" and a global military crisis." I will also be using a couple references she used on pages 50, 85, and 108. Have yet to get any farther in the book.

Brian Garcia

Anonymous said...

My field of research is Biology and these are a few things i found relating to this field:

[page 56]: second paragraph it talks about our senses and how they are perceptions of our mind and our surroundings " The first is sensation, in which our nervous system responds to a piece of information from our environment".

[Page57]"the blind spot is part of the eye were the optic nerve passes through the retina preventing any visual processing from taking place..... Our Brain automatically corrects the problem through a a process known as coherencing."

[page61] last paragraph to the bottom of the page. Speaks about illusions and how they mislead our process to give the correct answer, but are still a normal part of are process of thinking and it's a normal operation of our brain, visual and auditory senses.

-Brian D. Martinez

Anonymous said...

My field of interest is Business. The three sections are good quotes relating the economy and trade.

Pg. 47, Intro
Pg. 89, paragraph 3
Pg. 94, paragraph 1 & 2

--Evan Vizcarra

Anonymous said...

Field of interest - Criminal Justice & Chicano Studies

"We are highly motivated to seek out the reality-altering power of drugs, despite the danger of overdose, addiction, or arrest" (Schulz 36).

"Like economic models, our mental ones exist to help us make predictions and policies" (Schulz 93).

"Even the Criminal Justice system, although far from reform-minded these days, has one foot rooted a tradition of repentance and transformation" (Schulz 7).

"In addition to trying to free innocent people from prison, he and his colleagues work to improve Criminal Justice procedures so that fewer mistaken incarcerations occur in the first place" (Schulz 233).

--David Maciel Gonzalez

Christina Cecil said...

My field of reseach is communications and these two quotes are good and I will use in my paper.

Page 4 "A whole lot of us go through life assuming that we are basically right, basically all the time, about basically everything: about our political and intellectual convictions, our religious and moral beliefs, our assessment of other people, our memories, our grasp of facts."

Page 138 to reflect an idea because it's foreign or public opinions states it's wrong. this can also occur in any filed. this can occur when someone proposes an idea to help out the company to test or even to fix the past. these ideas can be rejected because of the simple fact that it is not known or rare.

Anonymous said...

My study of field which is Psychology, pages related to this topic are: 69, 82, 98, and 100
and also 96-100

- IRENE HERNANDEZ

Anonymous said...

For my field/disapline i will use
Pg 32-3,87-0,273-4, and 300-3.

-E. Figueroa

Anonymous said...

Field is Communication(Journalism, media and anything related)

[Page 150]:"The magician and comedian Penn Jillette, who would have appalled the genteel Post, and who once dismissed most conventional etiquette as "bullshit" on his TV show of that name.In an interview for Askmen.com, Jillette attacked the notion that "shutting up about what you believe is showing tolerance to other people"."
[Page 284]:" If you leave the bookstore and turn on the TV, you can watch just about any facet of someone's life undergo a dramatic conversion courtesy of a reality series."

Anonymous said...

Field is Communication(Journalism, media and anything related)

[Page 150]:"The magician and comedian Penn Jillette, who would have appalled the genteel Post, and who once dismissed most conventional etiquette as "bullshit" on his TV show of that name.In an interview for Askmen.com, Jillette attacked the notion that "shutting up about what you believe is showing tolerance to other people"."
[Page 284]:" If you leave the bookstore and turn on the TV, you can watch just about any facet of someone's life undergo a dramatic conversion courtesy of a reality series."

Ivan Matip

Anonymous said...

"Given this centrality to our intellectual and emotional develpoment, error shouldn't be an embarrasment,and cannot be an aberration." (pg5)
"This is the received wisdom about error: that it is dangerous, humiliateing, distasetful, and, all told, un-fun in the extreme." (pg27)
Communications
G.Solano

Anonymous said...

Field: Computer Engineering/Computer Science

Pg. 222
" We treat our life experiences, like our mathematical anxioms, as givens not as things that require verification, but as the foundation or which we build to rest of our knowledge of the world."

Pg. 300
" Much of this book has been devoted to bringing to light the good side of error: the lessons we can learn from it, the ways it can change us, its connection to our intelligence, imagination, and humanity."

Pg. 302
" If you really want to be right ( or at least improve the odds of being right), you have to start by acknowledging your fallibility, deliberately seeking out your mistakes, and figuring out what caused you to make them."

- C. Buccat