University of Phoenix The Notion of Being Judgment Questions

I’m working on a Psychology question and need guidance to help me study.

Link to the podcast available here:

Be sure that your responses are adequately thorough and detailed. Some of the answers may just be fill-in the blank while others clearly require more detail and full sentences. It might be helpful to take notes while listening to the podcast in order to appropriately answer the questions below. Keep in mind that the questions are asked in order of the podcast’s progression, making it easier to identify the answer.

Most of the answers to the questions below come directly from the podcast. There are a few questions which are considered “Personal Reflection” questions and are thus indicated as such in parentheses to avoid any confusion.

The responses to the following questions will serve as the basis for discussion for next Friday’s virtual group session. Be sure to turn your assignment in on time (by Wednesday at midnight) so that your responses can be evaluated prior to the group on Friday.


1.To start off with, ponder of the notion of being “judgment” and answer the following Personal Reflection Question Series:

a.What comes to mind when you think of someone as being judgmental?

b.Do you consider yourself to be judgmental?

c.What do you think is the problem with being judgmental?

d.When do you most struggle with being judgmental and what are the negative consequences in your life of judging in these ways?

2.According to the speaker, what are the two benefits of mindfulness that he mentions at the beginning of the podcast?

3.According to the speaker, what is the relationship between the 7 pillars (or attitudinal foundations) of mindfulness and the practice of mindfulness? (Hint: He states “you don’t know where the ball of yarn starts and where it ends” or “what’s a cause and what’s an effect”)

4.According to the podcast, which pillar is the “most important and most vital one to mindfulness practices because it is part of its very definition”?

5.Describe what the speaker shares with relation to our “programming” of judging.

6.What are the three categories of judgments that we classify our experiences into and how do we determine the classifications/judgments?

7.What happens to the experiences we classify or judge as neutral? How do we often experience “neutral” events?

8.According to the speaker, what do we tend to do with an experience when we judge it as “good”?

9.In this context, indicate a time when you labeled an experience as “good” and tried to cling to it. What happened? What was the problem with trying to cling to that experience? (Personal Reflection)

10.And what tends to happen when we judge an experience as “bad”?

11.In this context, indicate a time when you labeled an experience as “bad” and tried to push away from it (e.g., avoiding, suppressing, escaping, etc.). What happened? What was the problem with trying to push away from that experience? (Personal Reflection)