discussion

 

Many mediators often look at solving significant debates or social dilemmas by focusing on non-zero-sum games. 

  • Define what a non-zero-sum game is. 
  • Describe a large social dilemma in terms of a non-zero-sum game and how one would create a win-win scenario where both parties win. 

Group polarization is the phenomenon that occurs when a group engagement will enhance members’ preexisting tendencies and strengthening of the members’ average tendency. It is not about a split within the group. We have seen the effects of this within the last several elections within the United States. 

  • Provide a relative example of this from recent events or from your workplace. 
  • How do you overcome the negative effects of group polarization when there are very divided viewpoints on what’s right? 
  • Should we continue to have national political debates during elections? 
  • How would you recommend continuing the discussion or debate without the negative effects of group polarization? 
  • Substantiate your opinion and include a supporting theory or concepts from the reading. 

There are many constraints in decision making. An ideal decision-making scenario rarely exists. 

  • What criteria should one use to determine whether a decision-making process is of high quality or not? 
  • Given all these criteria, which criterion do you believe is the hardest to achieve when trying to implement a significant social regulation that impacts the larger population (e.g., health care regulation change)? 
  • Substantiate your opinion and include a supporting theory or concepts from the reading. 

Does power corrupt? Defend your answer. Provide a recent example in the news that justifies your argument. Substantiate your opinion and include a supporting theory or concepts from the textbook.