Human Thinking

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Human Thinking

Human thinking can be determined how men truly human, unlike other species it can be determine how they work, think, and be reasonable in doing things.

¹She said that the human mind is a wonderful thing, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly and she even discuss about the 10 faults of human thought:

* Gambler’s Fallacy

* It talks about human tendency to talk about future probabilities and altered by past events, when in reality, they are not.

* Reactivity

* Is where the people act or appear differently when they know that they are being observed.

* Pareidolia

* When you see random images or sounds are perceived as significant. Seeing clouds in the shapes of dinosaurs, Jesus on a hot pocket, or hearing messages when a record is played backward are common examples of pareidolia.

* Self-fulfilling Prophecy

* A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that causes itself to become true.

* Halo effect

* The Halo effect is the tendency for an individual’s positive or negative trait to “spill over” to other areas of their personality in others’ perceptions of them.


¹Nikki, “Top 10 Common Faults of Human Thought”, Science And Nature;

* Herd Mentality

* Herd mentality is the tendency to adopt the opinions and follow the behaviors of the majority to feel safer and to avoid conflict.

* Reactance

* The urge to do the opposite of what someone wants you to do out of a need to resist a perceived attempt to constrain your freedom of choice.

* Hyperbolic Discounting

* Hyperbolic discounting is the tendency for people to prefer a smaller, immediate payoff over a larger, delayed payoff.

* Escalation of Commitment

* The Tendency for people to continue to support previously unsuccessful endeavors. With all...