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I've read that a tendency to "jump to conclusions" has an impact on certain psychological afflictions, such as having delusions. As you may know, the definition of a delusion is as follows (this is just from Google dictionary): an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as ...


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It doesn't lose it's edge, it loses the strength of related associations. Cognition and skills is very much about memory, and it's all about the neural networks that make up our mental associations. It might feel like you haven't forgotten anything from the past, but in reality you have forgotten more than you know. You are not aware that you have ...


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I never knew the name for this before and used to just call it "awareness bias"; however, upon reading your question, I did a little bit of digging on Wikipedia and found out about the mere exposure effect, also known as the "familiarity principle" in social psychology. My other source was this page.


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I believe that the most commonly accepted personality model in psych is the 5-factor model. I would argue that Conscientiousness and Agreeableness are pro-social, in the sense that Agreeableness captures many of the values you've listed, while Conscientiousness captures many other pro-social values, such as willingness to work hard and desire for ...


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Cialdini's book Influence is great, I wish I hadn't lost my copy of it...I always considered that to be a social psych book, so perhaps you should study social psychology if you have an interest in this sort of thing. You could also consider glancing at his Wikipedia page for more information about where his journal articles were published...this could ...


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This particular study was by Ellen Langer, who studies "mindfullness", but that may not be what you are looking for. A related field is called "behavioural economics", and there is also a lot of overlap with "cognitive bias". Search YouTube for Dan Ariely, and Derren Brown, you'll learn lots of neat tips and tricks just like this one, backed by ...



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