In social psychology, our tendency to form knee-jerk, split-second impressions of strangers is sometimes called "spontaneous trait inference." Most…
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In linguistics and adjacent fields, "indexicality" refers to the positioning of some object or person into a communication-relevant context. Maybe the…
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An argumentum ad metum, which in English means, roughly, an "appeal to fear," is a type of debate-deployed fallacious argument in which someone will…
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In the world of psychology, "depressive realism" refers to a theory that while people suffering from depression may have their impressions and behaviors…
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In 1990, a zoologist named John Magnuson published a paper entitled Long-Term Ecological Research and the Invisible Present, in which he speculated that…
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In economics, the term "animal spirits" refers to an emergent vibe—a sort of attitudinal weather condition—throughout the market on a given day or…
Nine-Ender AgesListen now (4 min) | More information about Brain Lenses at brainlenses.com. BL supporters receive an additional episode of the show each week. Info…
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