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What is meant by a consensus decision?

What is meant by a consensus decision?

Description

● Consensus


What is meant by a consensus decision?



○ People agree about things w/o having to think about it

● Areas of divisive opinion

○ Areas we disagree on

● Sociallization

○ Process of forming view, opinion, culture

○ 2 most important

■ Family

■ Education

○ Other things

■ Economics

■ Religion (except for those who take it seriously, 

then it’s of more importance0

■ Geography

■ Gender (gender gap) 

■ Politics 

■ Media

● Poll

○ Representative sample

■ Probability sampling (random)

■ Random digit dialing (pick area code and random 


What is the process of being socialized to a particular culture?



dial from there)

○ Sample size

■ 500+ 

○ Proper questions

● Bias

○ Social desirability bias

○ Selection bias (can’t do anything about)

○ Push polling

○ Bandwagon effect 

Conservative vs. Liberal

Title

Means

Ends 

Name

Old Right

law

virtue

Paleoconservatives  or agrarians

Old Left

law

rights

Classical liberals

New Right

Any means 

necessary

freedom

neoconservatives

New Left

Any means 

necessary

equality

liberals


How are random sample and representative sample alike?



Don't forget about the age old question of How can i increase myelin growth?

New left

● Students for a democratic society (SDS)

● Columba university 1960

● Student afro. Society (SAS)

● Gym Crow protest

● Weather underground group

○ 7­20 people

○ Took control of (SDS) 

○ Extremely violent (used bombs)

● No child left behind

Media 

● Tv

● Thinking through the filter of the internet

● “Amusing ourselves to death” by Postman

○ 2 stages

■ Age of exposition

● Literacy Don't forget about the age old question of What are different techniques that we can use to encode information semantically?
Don't forget about the age old question of What distinguishes a social group from a social aggregate?
Don't forget about the age old question of What refers to the physical attractiveness stereotype?

● Long attention spans Don't forget about the age old question of What connects the pia mater to the dura mater?
Don't forget about the age old question of What is the cognitive approach to problem solving?

● Order

■ Age of show business

● Current age we live in

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