“Man, that dude totally just won the lottery. That could be me!”“Yo! Remember that thing I was telling you about? This one thing I found totally proves my point!”
Gotta be careful of those preconceived notions!
The definition of confirmation bias is: "The tendency to selectively search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions or hypotheses."
Planning, organizing, and coordinatingHearing and language
Two pretty important things!
The temporal lobe is about that auditory processing!
“I met a dude wearing a fedora and he was a real dick. Then I met a girl wearing a fedora, and she was also a dick. Conclusion: Fedoras turn people into dicks.”“A fedora is a hat. Hats go on people’s heads. Therefore, Donald Trump’s hair must be a fedora.”
That's some poor induction, right there!
With induction: "You begin with some data, and then determine what general conclusion(s) can logically be derived from those data."
Id, Ego, and Superego
Not a universally accepted notion by any means today, these different aspects of the human psyche were a major part of Freud's psychoanalytic methodology.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersMental Health Disorders and DiagnosesCatalog and Statistical Reference of Mental DisordersStatistical Manual for the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
Also known as the DSM.
“Let’s talk about the way you are thinking about this issue to see if we can’t look at it another way.”“Let’s talk about your past so we can see if you have any unresolved issues.”
CBT is all about changing thought patterns and behaviors.
From the NIH: "CBT helps a person focus on his or her current problems and how to solve them. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in this process. The therapist helps the patient learn how to identify distorted or unhelpful thinking patterns, recognize and change inaccurate beliefs, relate to others in more positive ways, and change behaviors accordingly."
“Oh fuck! I fucking love driving to the airport, there’s nothing better!”“Oh fuck, if I don’t pick my friends up at the airport they might not want to hang out with me later”
Nobody likes driving to the airport, anyway...
Extrinsic motivation means you are doing something not because of the activity itself, but to prevent a punishment or to gain a reward. The opposite of this is intrinsic motivation.
“Oh, don’t worry about it! This isn’t that big a deal anyway!”“I am so mad at you for being mad at me!”
Stop projecting onto me, bro!
From Encyclopedia Brittanica: "Projection is a form of defense in which unwanted feelings are displaced onto another person, where they then appear as a threat from the external world. A common form of projection occurs when an individual, threatened by his own angry feelings, accuses another of harbouring hostile thoughts."
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