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Rationalizations & Avoidance

Rationalizations & Avoidance

Rationalizations and avoidance are some common reactions to fear-inducing messages. People tend to seek positive information and avoid negative information. 

Rationalizations can make people feel more resilient, while avoidance can lead to a boomerang effect. This behavior is evident in people's stock market activity, where they check their accounts more frequently when the market is high and avoid checking when it's low. This behavior is common as long as people can reasonably avoid bad information.


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