Learned Behaviour, Interlude : Preconceived Notions

Learned Behaviour, Interlude : Preconceived Notions

JVH
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:33 pm

April 22nd, 2010, 7:23 pm #1

Strongly held believe becomes utter conviction
Utter conviction becomes self-fulfilling prophecy
Facts however, have this ever-so-annoying property


Cognitions

Resistance to evidence which exposes or threatens a person's philosophy is well known to behavioural science. We do not give up our convictions easily, we fear to have them challenged. We find it very difficult to accept evidence when it is opposed to our basic beliefs. In other words: primary cognitions confronted with unassailable secondary cognitions results in cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive Dissonance is a mental state of tension which occurs when primary cognitions are confronted with indisputably contradicting secondary cognitions rendering the primary cognitions no longer maintainable. Cognitions confirming primary cognitons is 'friend', cognitions contradicting primary cognitions is 'foe'.

Since we feel compelled to nullify 'new' secondary cognitions in conflict with 'old' primary cognition, meant to somehow maintain them in order to do away with the unpleasant (mental) tension caused by the implications of the contradicting 'new' secondary cognitons, we will rationalize the 'old' primary cognitions although they can no longer be maintained rationally due to the contradicting 'new' secondary cognitions.

In order to assimilate inconsistent information to an existing worldview anyway, we will increase the number of consistent cognitions, thereby 'reducing' the dissonance. This involves rationalizing, i.e., myopic focus on facts, logic, or experience which reinforces an existing worldview, known as the Ad Hoc Rescue. In many instances however, the offending inconsistent cognitions are dismissed altogether as a result of this myopic focus on extant consistent cognitions.

This is called "rationalizing" because we seek out semi-logical conclusions using extant and newly created consistent cognitions through euphony, prevarication, and the likes in order to find a way to invalidate the inconsistent cognitions. This is, of course, intellectually dishonest when done wittingly or the result of conditioning when done unwittingly; out of conviction, believe etc., and are expressions, consciously and subconsciously, of the dogmatic refusal to face up to (the possibility of) being mistaken.

Believing 'your' opinion is right is mere confidence
Believing 'your' opinion is fact is sheer arrogance



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April 22nd, 2010, 8:42 pm #2

From the dupe (1 Corinthians 14:38).

Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God." - Dr. John R. Rice

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)



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April 23rd, 2010, 12:04 am #3

Of spiritual maturity.

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JVH
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April 23rd, 2010, 12:21 am #4

From the dupe (1 Corinthians 14:38).

Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God." - Dr. John R. Rice

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)



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"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you
and persecute you, and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely, for my sake."


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When people are put together, they could become a herd
When people turn a herd, they could become sheeple
When people turn sheeple, they could become dumb animals
When people turn dumb animals, they become treated as such


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JVH
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April 23rd, 2010, 12:27 am #5

Of spiritual maturity.
... and as a result Jack can do no other than to react in a Pavlovian manner.



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Most people confronted with info contrary
to their world view will not bother to check
it out further, instead, they'll discount it
on the first pretext that enters their mind
because when CD occurs, the mind instantly
dismisses what is being proposed, applying
in a Pavlovian manner any avoidance strategy
it can think of.


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April 23rd, 2010, 12:28 am #6

Of spiritual maturity.
Now come out of your darkness into the light of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God." - Dr. John R. Rice

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)



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April 23rd, 2010, 12:31 am #7

You'd be Blinded by the Light.

-PRev1-

President Barrack Hussein Obama

-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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April 23rd, 2010, 12:32 am #8

Why is that not really surprising? As birds of a feather flock together, so too, dupes flock together in their dupeness.

Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God." - Dr. John R. Rice

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)



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April 23rd, 2010, 12:42 am #9

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you
and persecute you, and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely, for my sake."


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posts on forums
...are fruits too


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People are intrinsically intelligent
When people are put together, they could become a herd
When people turn a herd, they could become sheeple
When people turn sheeple, they could become dumb animals
When people turn dumb animals, they become treated as such


I know, hard to believe. But we're getting pre-school here. Dupe. You dupid! Nana na boo boo.

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April 23rd, 2010, 12:49 am #10

Why is that not really surprising? As birds of a feather flock together, so too, dupes flock together in their dupeness.

Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God." - Dr. John R. Rice

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)



MY BLOG


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When you stand in the dark for so long...
-- Your eyes become adjusted to it.

Then...
You BELIEVE You are in the Light...
But...
-- It isn't so.

One day...
When you actually DO See the Light...
Then...
You'll know how completely Duped you have been...
-- Alllll Along.

-PRev1-


President Barrack Hussein Obama

-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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