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judgemental lamp

How to Judge

Constant Comparision



"Man rationally must cautiously suspend

judgement
to consider the limits of his knowledge."

Michel De Montaigne







illusions that lead to errors in judgement

fallacies that lead to errors in judgement

effects that lead to errors in judgement

deviant thought patterns that lead to errors in judgement

why you think you're right - even if you're wrong






"Perception and truth are realted to the

experience and judgement of the individual."

Protagoras




judgement is defined as:

discernment;

act of assessing;

formation of an opinion;

ability to perceive and distinguish relationships.


Judgment is a natural instinctive reaction required for survival.

Members of a hierarchical social structure are conditioned to conform.

To conform one must observe others and compare oneself to those others.

Self-judged personal performance requirements are based upon observation and mimicry of the behavior of others of similar or desired social status.

No longer making judgements for survival then that mental function, which still occurs, will judge something else, perhaps abstract and trivial.

If our performance, in our judgement, does not meet our expectations, based on conformance observations, then we will suffer emotionally.

Although we can not stop judging we can change the focus of our judgement from one of performance and conformity to one of diversity.

To act in a rational manner one must take all variables into considereration.

Rationality runs into a brick wall as there are too many bricks to count.

If we no longer are concerned with conforming to a particular standard then we no longer are compelled to perform and we can enjoy the moment.

Eventually, at some point in out lives, we recognize the Last Judgement is simply the last time we judge ourselves - either we have come to realize the fruitless of overanalysis and judgement or we have stopped breathing.



cognitive bias

Future Methods of Mind Control




Cognitive bias hides the

REAL behind the VEIL



The Veil acts as an emotional barrier to painful truth.

The function of the brain is in the main eliminative.


We have no idea how biased we are

seeing the world as it isn't



"One nagging thing I don't understand about myself is why I often succumb to well-known cognitive bias, even though I am acutely aware of them.

One would think explicit knowledge of well-documented cognitive bias and years of experience would allow a person to override them." - David Buss


"I don't understand why I'm still fooled by incidental feelings.

Gloomy weather makes life dismal - unless one becomes aware of the influence and attributes the melancholy mood to the desolate overcast sky.

I know about gloomy skies. They still get me." - Norbert Schwarz



Mitigating the Authority Bias



Actor-observer bias - failure to engage mirror neuron system

Anchoring bias - the tendency to weight one variable too heavily

Attentional bias - inclination to neglect relevant data in correlation

Authority bias - tendency to lean on expert opinion rather than think




The Biological Bases of Conformity



Belief bias - logical strength of an argument based on conclusion

Blind spot bias - inability to see one' own cognitive bias

Choice-supportive bias - things always work out as intended

Confirmation bias - information that confirms preconceptions

Conformity Bias - this meme ate your self-determination

Congruence bias - direct testing while neglecting indirect testing





Correspondence bias - drawing correspondent inferences from behavior

Consistency bias - failure to recognize evolution of personal worldview

Creativity bias - tendency to reject untried non-traditional creations

Distinction bias - are you left or right handed, or ambidextrous?

Egocentric bias - tendency to believe you are greater than you are

Empathy bias - the tendency to be empathetic only to the in-group

Expectation bias - tendency to certify data that agrees with expectations and demonize data that conflicts with corporate contractual deadline obligations.

Exposure bias - tendency to be comforted be familiar faulty understanding

Extraordinary bias - overvaluation of anything due to emotional attachment

False consensus bias - the tendency to overestimate wide spread agreement

Framing bias - misdirection through incorrect framing of a situation

Hindsight bias - neurotic expectation of perfect predictability

Impact bias - inability to properly judge attributes of future emotional states

Information bias - rational dissociative calisthenics in a library

Ingroup bias - biological reality of each and every familial group

Hostile attributional bias - aggressive reaction to apparent hostile intent

Notational bias - abstract symbols are confused and mistaken for reality

Omission bias - judging harmful action worse than harmful omissions





Optimism bias - excesive optimism about the outcome of planned actions

Outcome bias - acceptable results signify good decisions

Outgroup homogeneity bias - the tendency to see peers as more varied

Positive outcome bias - overestimating the probability of good will

Negative outcome bias - underestimating the probability of evil will

Overconfidence bias - narcississtic overconfidence in one' own abilities

Preference bias - the tendency to gravitate to a familiar environment

Primacy bias - assuming causal events are more important than outcome

Projection bias - assuming others share thought patterns similar to yours

Recency bias - judging recent events as more important than earlier events

Restraint bias - the tendency to overestimate one' ability to show restraint

Status quo bias - the tendency to accept things that seem difficult to change

Selection bias - selecting data to conform to the needs of Reptilian masters

Self-serving bias - claiming more responsibility for success than failure

Separation bias - conceiving oneself as independent of the environment

Specialist bias - looking at things through the lens of one' own specialty

Stereotyping bias - projecting group traits - race, class, sex - on individuals

Subadditivity bias - mammals are probable, Gaia is improbable

Trait ascription bias - seeing oneself as more flexible than strongmen

Zero-sum bias - the tendency to view everything in life as a zero-sum game

Zero-risk bias - reducing a small risk to zero before noting a greater risk



am i reading this right

These brain mess-ups can make us bad spellers



Ambiguity effect - probability appears known by avoiding noting variables.

Bandwagon effect - believing something because others do

Backfire effect - enhancement of ignorogance through rejection of evidence

Butterfly effect - a small insignificant change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system may result in large unexpected differences in a later state.

Contrast effect - the enhancement or diminishment, relative to normal, of perception, cognition and related performance as a result of prior stimulus

Denomination effect - the tendency to spend more money when it is denominated in small amounts (copper) than large amounts (gold)

Devil effect - a negative trait "frames" the entire individual

Dunning-Kruger effect - incompetent individuals overestimate their abilities while downgrading genuine skill due to the extremity of their inadequacy

"Why ignorance fails to recognize itself" - David Dunning

Endowment effect - to ascribe more value to a possessed object

Forer effect (aka Barnum Effect) - to rate sets of statements as highly accurate even though the statements could apply universally

Framing effect - conclusions are dependent on information presentation

Halo effect - one positive trait "frames" the entire individual

Hawthorne effect - people under observation act differently

Lake Wobegon effect - a supermajority of people are narcissitic

Licensing effect - positive acts make up for negative acts

Mere-Exposure effect - developing a preference for something familiar

Moral credential effect - track records of non-prejudice increases prejudice

Observer-expectancy effect - desired results through data misinterpretion

Ostrich effect - ignoring an obvious (negative) situation.

Neglect of prior base rate - neglecting known odds when reevaluating

Pseudocertainty effect - making safe choices if the expected outcome is positive while making risky choices hoping to avoid negative outcomes

Search Engine effect - manipulation of The Creepy Line

Thinking-in-the-box - unawareness cognition is bound by experience

Telescoping effect - recent events juxtaposed with remote events

Von Restorff effect - that which remains in memory caught our attention

Yes-men effect - failure to see all are in agreement for the sake of unanimity



playing leap frog

adventures of fallacy man

rhetological fallacies



Logical fallacy - an error in reason based on an incorrect assumption

Accent fallacy - emphasis used to suggest an alternate understanding

Base rate fallacy - ignoring available data in favor of chosen particulars

Broken window fallacy - breaking a window creates economic growth

Competition fallacy - assuring an 'even' playing field

Cornucopia fallacy - there will never be enough food to feed mankind

Conjunction fallacy - assuming specific conditions are more probable

Consensus fallacy - assuming that others think in the same manner

Consumption fallacy - consuming things is good for the economy

Control fallacy - assuming there is no invisible hand

Definition fallacy - the definition fails to make the concept clear

Depravity fallacy - the idea that mankind is inherently evil

Distraction fallacy - misusing logic to distract from invalid conclusions

Double or nothing fallacy - failing to note that winning streaks end

Empty vessel fallacy - assumption that humans are pliable to conditioning

Exclusion fallacy - excluding valid evidence from consideration

Explanation fallacy - an insignificant explanation of phenomenon

Freedom fallacy - failure to recognize external restrictions

Gambler's fallacy - assuming future probabilities are altered by past events

Gender Identity Fallacy - projecting social conditioning onto sexuality

Good Intentions Fallacy - assuming "good intentions" are beneficial

Labor fallacy - people will run out of work

Ludic fallacy - misuse of games to model real-life situations

Moral Superiority fallacy - popularity predicates morality

Mimetic fallacy - sharing individual perspective through reenactment

Memory fallacy - confusion of imagination or true memories modified

Personification fallacy - attribution of human characteristics on non-persons

Planning fallacy - underestimating task-completion times

Regression fallacy - ascribing a deliberating cause outside self

Romantic fallacy - the idea that strangers care about each other

Teleological fallacy - assuming form is designed for function

Texas sharpshooter fallacy - selecting or adjusting a hypothesis after the data is collected, making it impossible to test the hypothesis fairly - vaccinated ?

Refers to the concept of using a barn door as a distant target, drawing a circle around the tightest group of hits and declaring that is the target.

Technological fallacy - new technologies will solve mankinds problems




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