Below is a good outline of trauma and how to manage this medical condition, of the brain and body. “Children and adolescents become traumatized when they are repeatedly exposed to negative experiences that are intense enough to trigger an alarm response or another strong reaction of the defense cascade. The consequences are particularly devastating for […]
“Male financial advisors are three times more likely to be involved in misconduct than women, but women are 50% more likely to lose their jobs as a result, according to a new paper by business professors at Stanford and the universities of Chicago and Minnesota.”
“…we tend to select our own realities by deliberately avoiding information that threatens our happiness and wellbeing.”
“They also are remarkably adept at selectively directing their attention to information that affirms what they believe or that reflects favorably upon them, and at forgetting information they wish were not true.”
“Bombarding people with information that challenges their cherished beliefs…is more likely to engender defensive avoidance than receptive processing.”
“people often avoid information that could help them to make better decisions if they think the information might be painful to receive.”
Econ Fail: ““The standard account of information in economics is that people should seek out information that will aid in decision-making, should never actively avoid information, and should dispassionately update their views when they encounter new valid information,”
“But people often avoid information that could help them to make better decisions if they think the information might be painful to receive.