influencing decision-making

Considered the role that perceptions and biases play in influencing decision-making and critical thinking within intelligence analysis. As you saw our internal cognitive processes have a direct impact on how we think about and process information, for better or for worse. It’s important to point out that these processes do not just impact intelligence collectors and analysts, but also policy makers who have received completed intelligence products.

How can our perceptions and biases impact the different techniques discussed? In our internal brain battle, will these techniques always work or can situations arise where bias takes hold? Are there any examples that you can point to from history where bias has impacted decision making that has made use of any of the decision making techniques discussed this week?

make sure you are providing specific and detailed examples, and be sure to back up your discussion with reference to the literature.

Your initial post should provide a substantial contribution to the discussion and be at least 350 words in length.

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