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Psychology - Complete Guide to Psychology for Students, Educators & Enthusiasts

Psychology - Complete Guide to Psychology for Students, Educators & Enthusiasts
Definition: When we are making a decision about an issue, we often like to believe that we carefully balance the existing evidence and formulate an opinion that is balanced, logical, and impartial. The reality is that we often fall victim to a problem known as the confirmation bias. This involves only paying attention to information that supports our current point of view, or even interpreting information in such as way that it upholds our existing beliefs. In other words, we look for evidence that supports our opinions and ignore information that conflicts with what we already believe to be true. Learn more about about how this works in this overview of the confirmation bias. Image: Piotr Bizior

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The Mental (Illness) system and thoughts on alternatives: a collection “It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti I can’t call the current system of care a “mental health system” when it’s so clearly one that generates, encourages and sustains mental illness. And so I’ve often referred to it as a mental illness system. Here I’m underscoring that as it’s important that we make big changes if we want to help not only the most vulnerable people in our society, but also society itself. We create one another. how does long term memory work Long-term memory (LTM) is a relatively permanent system that stores large amounts of information for long periods of time. The storage capacity of LTM is absolutely astounding; if you tried to take an inventory of its contents, you might spend weeks simply listing all the important information and trivia stored in it. How does all that information ever fit between your ears? And what sort of incredible filing system allows you to sort through this clutter in a fraction of a second and effortlessly recover the words to the Pledge of Allegiance or the ingredients in your favorite meat loaf? The question of how LTM is organized is far from settled, but it is currently the subject of a great deal of intensive research.

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