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Information cascade. An information (or informational) cascade occurs when a person observes the actions of others and then—despite possible contradictions in his/her own private information signals—engages in the same acts.

Information cascade

A cascade develops, then, when people “abandon their own information in favor of inferences based on earlier people’s actions”.[1] Information cascades provide an explanation for how such situations can occur, how likely they are to cascade incorrect information or actions, how such behavior may arise and desist rapidly, and how effective attempts to originate a cascade tend to be under different conditions.[2] By explaining all of these things, the original Independent Cascade model sought to improve on previous models that were unable to explain cascades of irrational behavior, a cascade's fragility, or the short-lived nature of certain cascades. There are four key conditions in an information cascade model: Basic model[edit] The Century of the Self.

The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

The Century of the Self

Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Table of contents. The Joe Rogan Experience with Daniel Pinchbeck. The Unconscious Mind Unveiled. The Monty Hall Problem. Three Minute Philosophy - John Locke. Terence McKenna - The Message. Terence Mckenna - How to understand reality. THE EVOLUTION OF REALITY by Terence Mckenna. How evil are you? Ram Dass "Awareness" Applying Psychology to Understand How People Think, Work, and Relate. Explanation: How Brain Training Can Make You Significantly Smarter.

Celebrity Types - Overview. Logical Paradoxes. Writings. The Tree of Logic. Project for the New American Century. The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. established in 1997 as a non-profit educational organization founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan.

Project for the New American Century

The PNAC's stated goal is "to promote American global leadership. "[1] Fundamental to the PNAC were the view that "American leadership is both good for America and good for the world" and support for "a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity. "[2] With its members in numerous key administrative positions, the PNAC exerted influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S. History[edit] Statement of Principles[edit] PNAC's first public act was releasing a "Statement of Principles" on June 3, 1997, which was signed by both its members and a variety of other notable conservative politicians and journalists (see Signatories to Statement of Principles). Calls for regime change in Iraq during Clinton years[edit] Rebuilding America's Defenses[edit] SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT.

Variable schedule of reinforcement — Limbicnutrition Weblog. How COINTELPRO really works and destroys social movements: Open letter from former Tea Partier to Occupy Wall Street protesters. I don't expect you to believe me.

How COINTELPRO really works and destroys social movements: Open letter from former Tea Partier to Occupy Wall Street protesters

I want you to read this, take it with a grain of salt, and do the research yourself. You may not believe me, but I want your movement to succeed. From a former tea partier to you, young new rebels, there's some advice to prevent what happened to our now broken movement from happening to you. I don't agree with everything your movement does, but I sympathize with your cause and agree on our common enemy.

You guys are very intelligent and I trust that you will take this in the spirit it is intended. I wish I could believe this Occupy Wall Street was still about (r)Evolution, but so far, all I am seeing is a painful rehash of how the government turned the pre-Presidential election tea party movement into the joke it is now. Here's how they turned our movement into a bunch of pro-corporate Republican party rebranding astroturf, and this is how I predict they are turning your movement into a bunch of pro-corporate Democratic party rebranding astroturf.

Ivan Pavlov. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Па́влов, IPA: [ɪˈvan pʲɪˈtrovʲɪt͡ɕ ˈpavləf] ( ); 26 September [O.S. 14 September] 1849 – 27 February 1936) was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning.

Ivan Pavlov

From his childhood days Pavlov demonstrated intellectual brilliance along with an unusual energy which he named "the instinct for research".[1] Inspired by the progressive ideas which D. I. Pisarev, the most eminent of the Russian literary critics of the 1860s and I. M. Early life and schooling[edit] The Pavlov Memorial Museum, Ryazan: Pavlov's former home, built in the early 19th century[5] Ivan Pavlov, the eldest of eleven children,[6] was born in Ryazan (now the Central Federal District) of the Russian Empire.

Pavlov attended and graduated from the Ryazan Church School before entering the local theological seminary. Ivan Pavlov Career[edit] Married life and family problems[edit] Alan Watt: (TOP SECRET) The World Has been Planned out.. And we are to be removed, HAARP YELLOWSTONE. How TELEVISION & SPORTS Are Being Used To MANIPULATE & DESTROY The REPUBLIC. Universal Mind article - part 2 - Parapsychology articles and blog. Universal Mind is known in the literature by many names.

Universal Mind article - part 2 - Parapsychology articles and blog

Some call it the Collective Subconcious , Psi-field , Global mind , Cosmic mind , Space-Time Unit(STU) , the Akashic records . All these names refer to something that a person can ‘connect’ to in order to receive information that cannot be reached in any known way. The information can be virtually anything, related to any person at any place and time. It is possible to see other places (Remote Viewing), to see events in the lives of people, diagnose health problem from a distance and more.

The Art of Complex Problem Solving. Alan Watt The Truth About Sports. Logic and perception - topical index -The Skeptic's Dictionary - Color Psychology. By David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color.

Color Psychology

It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? The Benjamin Franklin Effect. The Misconception: You do nice things for the people you like and bad things to the people you hate.

The Benjamin Franklin Effect

The Truth: You grow to like people for whom you do nice things and hate people you harm. Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters. Born in 1706 as the eighth of 17 children to a Massachusetts soap and candlestick maker, the chances Benjamin would go on to become a gentleman, scholar, scientist, statesman, musician, author, publisher and all-around general bad-ass were astronomically low, yet he did just that and more because he was a master of the game of personal politics. Like many people full of drive and intelligence born into a low station, Franklin developed strong people skills and social powers.

All else denied, the analytical mind will pick apart behavior, and Franklin became adroit at human relations.