Epistemology in Our Profession

One of the foci throughout the mentorship program is developing good metacognitive skills, including:

  • Epistemology – the ability to assess our knowledge and verify the validity of the information we consume
  • Identification of cognitive biases – errors in thinking as we perceive and process information
  • Identification of logical fallacies – errors in reasoning

These skills are important for behavior professionals to develop because we are inundated with a wide array of information, and we make decisions about how to practice our profession based on that information.

This is an infographic that students in the program will use to assess information they receive from both within and without the program:


Here’s a larger, downloadable pdf version:

Identifying Credibility pdf