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ERIC Number: EJ899043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Heuristic Reasoning and Beliefs on Immigration: An Approach to an Intercultural Education Programme
Navarro, Santiago Palacios; Lopez de Arechavaleta, Blanca Olalde
Intercultural Education, v21 n4 p351-364 Aug 2010
People use mental shortcuts to simplify the amount of information they receive from the environment. Heuristic reasoning can be included among these mental shortcuts. In general, heuristics is useful for making fast decisions and judgements, but in certain cases, it may lead to systematic errors because some relevant aspects presented in the given information are ignored. Heuristic reasoning is unconscious, that is, people are not aware of using it. The aim of this paper is to analyse in which ways these shortcuts affect the construction of judgement about immigration and ethnic diversity. For example, if the wrong strategy is chosen or some relevant information is ignored, we are likely to make decisions and judgements influenced by stereotypes and distorted images of reality (of immigration). (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain