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I think of emotions as bringing something to your attention. They are alarm bells, not thinking and evaluating. My favorite analogy is the "Christmas tree" display on a submarine: red and green lights that show whether critical openings are closed so the ship can submerge. Without any emotion, it would be unclear what someone would focus on, thus, be ...


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The answer I was searching for is Creeping Normality. It fits better examples and has a clearer definition for what I was attempting to express. Creeping normality refers to the way a major change can be accepted as the normal situation if it happens slowly, in unnoticed increments, when it would be regarded as objectionable if it took place in a ...


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Short answer: We don't really know yet, but we should know soon. Long answer: There has been much research about the ego-depletion effect. The effect has been found in many published studies. As cited in APS Observer (2014): A recent meta-analysis revealed a medium effect size (d = 0.62) across 198 tests of the ego-depletion effect (Hagger, Wood, ...



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