Try it for yourself Hold yourself in a ‘sad’ pose for a minute Record your thoughts and feelings Hold yourself in a ‘happy’ pose for a minute Record your thoughts and feelings
Emotion and Reason Strong emotion can short-circuit reason. In the battle between emotion and reason, emotion generally wins. For example: Have you ever tried persuading a racist relative why their views are wrong?
Intuitive Knowledge Knowledge that is felt as gut feeling Examples? Often difficult to justify
Try to explain as fully as you can, how you made your decisions on the previous test.
Intuition is…… Hard to define but: Knowledge associated with a feeling that is often hard to put into words Some types: Core Subject specific Social
Try to give evidence to support any of the following: 1. I exist 2. The person you are sat next to exists 3. Your best friend is not a robot 4. Mangoes are mangoes 5. The sun will set tomorrow 6. Torturing animals for fun is wrong 7. All humans are equal
Try to answer the following: 1. Jessica is 31, clever, outgoing, unmarried, compassionate and engaged in social issues. Which statement is more likely: Jessica is a teacher Jessica is a teacher and is active in the environmental movement 2. Which sequence of coin-tosses is more likely: 1. HHHHHHH 2. HTTHTHT 3. In a typical football match, what are the odds of two people on pitch sharing a birthday? 4. What path will a ball rolled down this slide take when it leaves the bottom?
When and in what situations should we rely on our intuition? Discuss