Category Archives: Consciousness

Bandwagon Effect – Cognitive Biases (Pt.8)

The bandwagon effect represents the phenomena of the increasing adoption of beliefs, ideas, fads, trends, fashions, styles, and behaviors as more people accept it. The more something becomes popularized by others, the more likely even more people will adopt it into their own lives. The term “bandwagon” is used because of the political success of one campaigner in 1848 American […]

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Be a Phoenix

The phoenix is a mythical bird that is associated with magic and alchemy, and higher knowledge and life through the philosopher’s stone. The symbolic mythology generally goes along the storyline of resurrection, rebirth or renewal through the purification of death, usually through fire. This is the central goal of alchemical symbolism, whether using the 3, 4 or 7 phase symbolism. […]

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Automation bias – Cognitive Biases (Pt.6)

Automation bias is an over-reliance on automated aids and decision support systems. Trust and complacency develops. Erroneous automated information is favored even when accurate contradictory non-automated information is presented. A person becomes complacent of their own ability to discern reality because they rely too much on an automated system. Instead of being aware and vigilant to seek and process information, […]

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Anthropomorphism – Cognitive Biases (Pt.5)

Anthropomorphism and personification is taking qualities, aspects, characteristics, properties and attributes of human consciousness (thoughts, emotions, intentions, behavior) or physical forms (body, face, eye), and applying them to non-human entities, real or imagined. Anthropomorphism is seen in recent and older children’s animated movies, children literature, comics, sci-fi, other fiction, and all the way back to ancient mythologies. Anthropomorphism has been […]

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Learn to Let Go. Objective Detachment – Psychology (Pt.2)

Identification and Attachment Attachment blinds us to reality. Attachment is the root of suffering. Detachment is freedom. Attachment applies on many levels of life because its intricately rooted into our ego-personality-identity construct, our sense of self, self-image, self-view and worldview perception of the world. The more we value and identify with things, the more we become attached to them. This […]

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