Wall of Barriers Activity: Identify Prejudices in Your Beliefs
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Identify Prejudices in Your Beliefs
As egocentric thinkers we see ourselves as in possession of the truth. At the same time, we form many beliefs without sufficient evidence to justify them.
In other words, we form many prejudices (judgments before we have adequate evidence to justify these beliefs evidence). If this is true, using your rational capacities you should be able to begin to unearth some of your prejudices.
To begin this process, complete the following statements:
1. One of the prejudices I have is ... (think of generalizations you tend to make even though you don’t have the evidence to justify them. It can be about anything you please: about a religion, about atheists, about men, women, homosexuals, heterosexuals, etc Put your prejudice in this form: All x are y, as in all women are ??, or all men are ??.)
2. A more rational belief with which I should replace this faulty belief is...
3. If I use this new belief in my thinking, my behavior will change in the following ways...