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cognitive dissonance

James Corbett Cognitive Dissonance Eyeopener



Cognitive dissonance occurs when the subconscious perceives a logical inconsistency and fails to suppress it.

The ensuing emotional reactions, experienced as anxiety, guilt, shame, anger, embarrassment, stress, and other negative emotional states, surface after consciously avoiding self-awareness of personal behavior by refusing to acknowledge contradictory ideas, concepts and beliefs.

The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by one of two opposing methods:

1) they may change their concepts, beliefs and behaviors,

or

2) they may justify their ideas, beliefs, and behaviors.

Cognitive dissonance theory is one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology.

Factions use propaganda in the hope of creating unity around their focus of interest.

Popular movements only come into being when the triumvirate of control - governments, corporations and religions - fail to meet needs of the people.





When people's ideas are consistent with each other - unified - they are in a state of harmony, or consonance.

MICE culture theorizes cognitions of apparently unrelated pattern matches are categorized as irrelevant and therefore do not lead to dissonance.

On the surface this appears true but hundreds of millions of prescriptions of anti-depressants suggest otherwise.

A powerful cause of dissonance is when a repressed memory conflicts with a fundamental element of self-concept, such as "I am a good person," "I make the correct decisions" or "I can get muddle through this."

The anxiety that emanates from having made a erroneous decision leads to rationalization of justifications.

Someone who just spent too much money on a new car has already convinced herself that the new vehicle is much less likely to break down than her old car.

This belief may or may not be true, but it will reduce dissonance making the mark feel better.

Dissonance may lead to confirmation bias and the denial of disconfirming evidence.

Dissonance theory leads to the conclusion that humans are rationalizing but not rational beings.



Maniac



1926 Norma Jeane Mortenson is born.

1928 Her parents divorce.

Gladys, gives Norma Jeane to the Bolenders for fostering.

Norma Jeane believes the Bolenders are her parents until Gladys, her mother, reappears.

1935 Gladys is taken to a psychiatric hospital and her friend Grace becomes Norma Jeane's guardian.

Grace marries Ervin Goddard and Norma Jeane is sent to the Los Angeles Orphan Home and then to a series of parental surrogate homes.

1938 Norma Jeane is living with Grace but is being sexually molested by Goddard.

1942 Norma Jeane marries a neighbor, James Dougherty, to avoid being returned to the orphanage.



Maniac

Secret Service Code Name: "Dr. Feelgood"

The Secret Service code names him "Dr. Feelgood" because of his unorthodox medical treatments for President John F. Kennedy.

Max Jacobson Elixir, "miracle tissue regenerator", 30- to 50-mg shots rapidly melting away pain is replaced with boundless energy.

This mood-elevating therapy is a mix of amphetamines, hormones, enzymes, painkillers, steroids, and multivitamins.

Dr. Feelgood injected Maria Callas, Paul Robeson, Leonard Bernstein, Rosemary Clooney, Eddie Fisher, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Cecil B. DeMille, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie and John F Kennedy, Truman Capote, Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley, Tennessee Williams.


1954 Norma Jeane marries Joe DiMaggio.

1956 Norma Jeane marries playwright Arthur Miller.

Marilyn Monroe hated being alone and was terrified of being abandoned (duh!).

Marilyn Monroe was in and out of psychiatric clinics, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and attempted suicide at least three times.



My Medical Choice

Angelina Jolie effect: rise of double mastectomies

Angelina Jolie Spread Her Legs!


"One can truly say that the irresistible progress of natural science since the time of Galileo has made its first halt before the study of the higher parts of the brain, the organ of the most complicated relations of the animal to the external world.

It seems, and not without reason, that now is the really critical moment for natural science; for the brain, in its highest complexity - the human brain - which forged and creates natural science, itself becomes the object of this science." - Ivan Pavlov


borderline personality disorder

Is It BPD or cPTSD?



A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, as well as marked impulsivity, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five of the following:

1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.

Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5

2. A pattern of intense unstable interpersonal relationships characterized by alternations between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

3. Identity disturbance:persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.

4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., promiscuous sex, binge eating, substance abuse, reckless driving).

Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5

5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, threats of/or self-injuring behavior such as cutting, interfering with the healing of scars (excoriation).

6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability or anxiety usually lasting a few hours).

7. Chronic feelings of emptiness.

8. Inappropriate anger, frequent displays of temper or constant anger.

9. Stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.



narcissistic personality disorder

narcissistic personality disorder



A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates and expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).

2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal compassion.

3. Believes that he or she is unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

4. Requires excessive admiration.

5. Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.

6. Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others

7. Lacks empathy: is unable to identify with the feelings and needs of others.

8. Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her.

9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

Theodore Millon identified five subtypes of narcissist.



antisocial personality disorder (psychopathy)



A pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others begining by 15 years of age, in a pervasive pattern by 18, as indicated by three or more of the following:

1. failure to conform to social norms with respect to natural behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that people disapprove of;

2. deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;

3. impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead;

4. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical assaults;

5. reckless disregard for safety of self or others;





6. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;

7. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another;

8. occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively confined to the course of schizophrenia or a manic episode.

The prevalence of this disorder is 3% in males and 1% in females.

Evidence points to the possibility that children develop antisocial personality disorder as a result of environmental influence on genetic disposition.

A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of three (or more) of the following criteria in the past 12 months, with at least one criterion present in the past 6 months:

Aggression toward people and animals

(1) often bullies, threatens, or intimidates others

(2) often initiates physical fights

(3) has used a weapon that can cause serious physical harm to others

(4) has been physically cruel to people

(5) has been physically cruel to animals

(6) has stolen while confronting a victim

(7) has forced someone into sexual activity (is a rapist)


Destruction of property

(8) has deliberately engaged in fire setting to cause serious damage

(9) has deliberately destroyed others' property (other than by fire setting)


Deceitfulness or theft

(10) has broken into someone else's house, building, or car

(11) often lies to obtain goods or favors or to avoid obligations

(12) has stolen items of nontrivial value without confronting a victim


Serious violations of rules

(13) often stays out at night despite prohibitions, beginning before puberty

(14) has run away from home overnight at least twice while living in parental or parental surrogate home (or once without returning for a lengthy period)

(15) is often truant from school, beginning before puberty

The disturbance in behavior causes clinically significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.




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