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Transcript: Background Information: Sub-Knowledge Question #1: In what ways does majority opinion affect personal choice? TOK Presentation: Oscars Real Life Situation Two Academy Award voters picked 12 Years a Slave for Best Picture without watching it Sub-Knowledge Question 2: What role does personal beliefs play in decision making? - Majority opinion - common popular belief in a group of individuals - It is human nature to want to fit in. Ex: Growing number of social media users - Majority can sway choice (especially those knowledgeable in the subject) Ex: McCarthyism, classroom voting - Agreeing with the majority = higher probability of being correct - "Power in numbers" Sub-knowledge Question: In what ways does majority opinion affect personal choice? In what ways does majority opinion and personal beliefs play into one's decision? Conclusion - Majority opinion often times forces one's decision to mirror that popular choice and personal beliefs are sometimes decisive factors in making one decision or another - Real Life Situation: Two Oscar Voters Picked '12 Years A Slave' Without Watching It - What is the significance outside the real life situation? KQ: In what ways does majority opinion and personal beliefs play into one's decision? - Personal beliefs- set of principals held within an individual - Personal beliefs may prevent you from choosing a specific choice Ex: Religion, Fear of flying - Role of intuition - Intuition- ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning Sub-Knowledge Question #2: What role does an individual's beliefs play in decision making? - Academy Awards (Oscars) honor achievements in the film industry - Several categories: Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Editing/VFX, Music, Wardrobe, etc. - Winning an Oscar marks a highlight in one's film career - Winners are decided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by voting - In total, there are about 6,500 votes By: Jerrick Ignacio

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