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How To Become a Better Decision-Maker

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How To Become a Better Decision-Maker

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  • We are belief-machines. We are patter seekers.
  • When confronted with uncertainty, people often behave superstitiously. Under the belief that they do have control.
  • To not form a superstition about the word around us makes us powerless.
  • Are we all fools?


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What we think we know is what we believe we know.



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Skinner box

Psychologist, B.F. Skinner put a pigeon in a box and gave it food at regular intervals irrespective of what it was doing. He noticed that the pigeons believed that they were given food because of what they are doing; like hopping around etc.

This behavior was call...


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Human Skinner Box

Here, Michael made a room with checkerboard tiles on the floor and a button in the middle of the room kept at a table. He also made a money outlet (like the food outlet in original skinner box) from which 1 dollar bills would come out. The people (pigeons) were told that their aim is to collect a...


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Reverse Exorcism

Here they will be trying to feel the person that they have induced a spirit in them. That's why it's reverse exorcism.

A clinic with dim lights with religious and scientific symbols here and there. People sat down on the bed, a doctor entered told that they will be facing ...


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There was lady who said that she saw her deceased mother, she heard an angel say "Come, we can relieve you." She continued to watch wings. She could feel the winds and said that the dream was vivid.


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some people thought that dancing would urge the machine to give bills. A lady thought that pushing the button 4 times, then going out and coming in to the room was causing it, some made the producers laugh. But there was this one man who just stood there and didn't push the button at all, in fact...


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Behavior and Belief

Behavior and Belief


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About uncertainty

Most of us are quite addicted to a degree of certainty of all kinds, as this is what makes us feel safe. And now we all know nothing compares to feelings such as safety and control.

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