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B├Ęgue et al. (2015) have recently investigated how the Big 5 traits predict obedience in a variant of the Milgram paradigm. Participants believed they were participants in the pilot screening of a TV show. The talk show host (as the authority figure of the experiment) asked them to deliver electric shocks of increasing intensity to another participant ...


Might apophenia be the term you are looking for? The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad by Peter Brugger, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness". Apophenia has come to imply a universal human tendency to seek patterns in random information, such as gambling. Also, ...

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