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The so-called 'polarized mind' is defined as a fixation on a single point of view while excluding all contrary opinions.
This fixation will often result in mindlessness, which makes individuals feel satisfied with their own beliefs, without feeling the need to search for more information.
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Nowadays, polarization has enabled the revival of authoritarianism, a real threat to our society.
In front of such danger, the dialogue between people sharing contrary points of view can prove extremely useful, as it allows individuals to become more open-minded and, therefore, to fin...
Fear and anxiety are two main factors that can lead to having a polarized mind. This is to say, whenever people feel extreme fear, they tend to be defensive towards others.
Moreover, this kind of behavior can be recognized in extremists who, as a result of their own trauma, end up wa...
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Joker is a psychological movie, showing the dangers of group action and the power of group narratives.
It is a very interesting commentary on society as it mirrors the phenomenon of deindividuation - where crowds assume a collective identity, dispense of individual responsibility and ...
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Running never fails to clear your head. Do you have to make a potentially life-altering decision? Go for a run. Are you feeling mad or sad? Go for a run.
A run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. Research in neuroscience found a link between aerobic exercise and sub...
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