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BizAngel Network - Business Angel Network. Intelligence is broken down into 9 different types, also called the 9 domains of intelligence.

BizAngel Network - Business Angel Network

The following infographic shows that being good at math or languages are not the only two ways to be smart. Source: Funders and Founders. Eustress. The term was coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye, consisting of the Greek prefix eu- meaning "good", and stress, literally meaning "good stress".


Eustress is not defined by the stressor type, but rather how one perceives that stressor (e.g. a negative threat versus a positive challenge).[4] Eustress refers to a positive response one has to a stressor, which can depend on one's current feelings of control, desirability, location, and timing of the stressor.[4] Potential indicators of eustress may include responding to a stressor with a sense of meaning, hope, or vigor.[5] Eustress has also been positively correlated with life satisfaction and well-being.[6] Definition Measurement.

Confirmation bias. Confirmation bias, also called confirmatory bias or myside bias,[Note 1] is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses, while giving disproportionately less consideration to alternative possibilities.[1] It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning.

Confirmation bias

People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. Special pleading. This article is about the informal fallacy.

Special pleading

For the legal concept, see Special pleader. Master List of Logical Fallacies. A Priori Argument: Also, Rationalization; Proof Texting.

Master List of Logical Fallacies

A corrupt argument from logos, starting with a given, pre-set belief, dogma, doctrine, scripture verse, "fact" or conclusion and then searching for any reasonable or reasonable-sounding argument to rationalize, defend or justify it. Certain ideologues and religious fundamentalists are proud to use this fallacy as their primary method of "reasoning" and some are even honest enough to say so.


Psychology of Learning. List of fallacies. Fallacies. Dr.


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Other sites that list and explain fallacies include: Weasel word. A weasel word (also, anonymous authority) is an informal term[1] for equivocating words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that something specific and meaningful has been said, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated.

Weasel word

For example, an advertisement may use a weasel phrase such as "up to 50% off on all products". This is misleading because the audience is invited to imagine many items reduced by the proclaimed 50%, but the words taken literally mean only that no discount will exceed 50%, and in extreme misrepresentation, the advertiser need not reduce any prices, which would still be consistent with the wording of the advertisement, since "up to 50" most literally means "any number less than or equal to 50". Origin[edit] Forms[edit] Examples "A growing body of evidence A 2009 study of Wikipedia found that most weasel words in it could be divided into three categories:[13] Numerically vague expressions (e.g. Other forms of weasel words include: BPS Occupational Digest. Regression toward the mean. In statistics , regression toward (or to ) the mean is the phenomenon that if a variable is extreme on its first measurement, it will tend to be closer to the average on its second measurement—and, paradoxically, if it is extreme on its second measurement, it will tend to have been closer to the average on its first. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] To avoid making wrong inferences, regression toward the mean must be considered when designing scientific experiments and interpreting data.

Regression toward the mean

The conditions under which regression toward the mean occurs depend on the way the term is mathematically defined. Sir Francis Galton first observed the phenomenon in the context of simple linear regression of data points. However, a less restrictive approach is possible. Regression towards the mean can be defined for any bivariate distribution with identical marginal distributions . Two such definitions exist. [ 4 ] One definition accords closely with the common usage of the term “regression towards the mean”.

List of cognitive biases. Mind Hacks. Dunning–Kruger effect. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is.

Dunning–Kruger effect

Psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence accurately. Their research also suggests corollaries: high-ability individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.[1] Dunning and Kruger have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in those of low ability and external misperception in those of high ability: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.

Health - The people who find pleasure in being bored. Millions of people say they are thrilled by watching long, dull videos of folding towels or running hair dryers.

Health - The people who find pleasure in being bored

Why? It could be a curious condition that didn’t officially exist until 2010. Hedonic treadmill. The Hedonic (or Happiness) Set Point has gained interest throughout the field of positive psychology where it has been developed and revised further.[3] Given that hedonic adaptation generally demonstrates that a person's long term happiness is not significantly affected by otherwise impactful events, positive psychology has concerned itself with the discovery of things that can lead to lasting changes in happiness levels. Overview[edit] Happiness seems to be more like a thermostat, since our temperaments tend to bring us back towards a certain happiness level (a tendency influenced by carefully chosen activities and habits).