Peter Hollins

Psychological Triggers

  • Lindahar citeratför 2 år sedan
    people sometimes act first, then create justifications for their actions after the fact
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    His experiment worked on the premise that the participant was administering a memory test to someone in another room, and if the unseen person made a mistake on the test, the participant was given the instruction from a man in a lab coat to punish them with electric shocks stemming from the “shock machine.”
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    But they shared the view that human behavior is highly subject to various experiences and conditions.
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    staying safe and secure. Being dictated by triggers to say the least!
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    If we’re not careful, we can let our fears control us completely—think social anxiety to the highest degree and how every decision is predicated on
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    big takeaway from this discussion is that anxieties and fears create a frame of mind in which we feel we have to act immediately to gain pleasure and avoid punishment.
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    So why are we so deathly afraid at the sight of spiders and snakes but not cars? The only answer that makes any sense is the evolutionary one. Spiders and snakes were legitimate menaces to society at one time, maybe even most of the era of human existence. They have become ingrained in our psyches as enormous risks to avoid at all costs. Car wreck fatalities have only been around since motorized vehicles have—roughly the 1890s, which is practically yesterday in terms of human consciousness.
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    Phobias take us outside of rational thought and rob us of free will.
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    have, for better and worse, retained that reflex to the present day. Our biological makeup is trained for thinking and acting on our feet, relying on our instincts for survival.
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    Scientists prefer to propose that we are products of our environments or past experiences.
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