Searches and Seizures
February 6, 2021
Discussion question, and a 2 page report answering 2 questions. Original, we-written responses
February 6, 2021

Ethics and Trust in Critical Thinking Decisions

Respond to discussion question and also respond to Mariah. This needs to be at least a paragraph for each response.

  • Imagine you’re thinking about buying a new car. Before making this important decision, you’ll want to gather as much information as possible to help make the right choice. Determine the level of trust that you would place in information provided by the following sources: a salesman at the car lot, the dealer’s Website, social media (i.e. Facebook), an associate from work, and a close friend. Discuss the key factors involved in assessing the amount of trust that you put into each source.
  • Imagine you’re in a position to persuade another person. You sincerely believe that your position is 100% right. Explain whether or not you would slant information in such a way as to make your point(s) seem more credible. Discuss the primary ethical dilemmas that this scenario could cause for both you and the person whom you are trying to persuade.

Mariah Stinnett

So, assess the trust I would put into any of these sources. For starters I don’t believe any of these sources are technically credible. So, it all comes down to trust at this point. Which of these sources can you rely on the most? When faced with the situation of buying a new car and the sources of a car salesman, the dealer’s website, social media, an associate from work, and a close friend who would I think to trust the most? Of course, I would go with a close friend. In most cases a close friend has your best interest at heart is going to give you the best advice based off your relationship. Next, I would have to go with social just because you can get a poll of multiple people’s opinion all at once and use that to compare your decision. An associate from work is not really a good source to me because its not really a close friend and the most likely would care less about helping you make a good decision on purchasing a car. Lastly, I believe the most bias an untrustworthy source would be the cars salesman and the dealers website. Obviously, they have one motive only and that’s to get you to make a purchase from them. You can’t trust that they are going to give you and honest feedback when they have one goal to meet. I am not saying every cars sales man do not have genuine motives, but we can only go off our own judgement in these scenarios.

If I was put in a situation where I had to persuade someone on something I thought was %100 correct I would not slant my information to persuade my argument. I guess this scenario really comes down to a person’s character. Some want to be politically correct so bad that they will go to any length to prove themselves.

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