Employee Ethics: How to Avoid Motivated Ignorance

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Course features
  • Category: Business Ethics
  • Course Length: 5 minutes
  • Series: Employee Ethics
  • Video Length: 3 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: How to Avoid Motivated Ignorance Checklist  
Course overview
In this micro course, you’ll learn what motivated ignorance is, why we sometimes choose it, why motivated ignorance is dangerous, and what questions we can ask ourselves to avoid it.
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Course Learning Objectives
  • Define motivated ignorance
  • Identify how to avoid motivated ignorance
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

"I don't want to know"

At one point or another, most of us been in a situation where we don't want to know the truth. Alarm bells go off, and we want to run the other way. We’re afraid we won’t like what we find out or that learning the truth will put us in an awkward position. "How to Avoid Motivated Ignorance" examines what happens when we "don't want to know."
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Skills you'll learn in this course

Business Ethics

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Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author