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A third account is in terms of personality traits and attitudes, such as an overly aggressive temperament, or a dismissive attitude toward the other sex. Note that each of these explanations seeks the cause of a person’s behavior in the individual mind. Personality theories investigate traits, attitude theories study attitudes, and cognitive theories focus on probabilities and utilities, or beliefs and desires. ” Social psychologists have studied this tendency in the general public, but the same error creeps into social scientists’ explanations as well.

44 GUT FEELINGS 1. light comes from above, and 2. there is only one source of light. These two structures are characteristic in human (and mammalian) history, where sun and moon were the only sources of light. The first regularity also holds approximately true for artificial light today, which is typically placed above us—although exceptions, such as car lights, exist. The brain goes beyond the little information it has and relies on a simple rule of thumb adapted to these assumed structures: If the shade is in the upper part, then the dots recede into the surface; if the shade is in the lower part, then the dots project up from the surface.

The block vanished. In competitive sports, the same insight can be deliberately used to undermine your opponent psychologically. For instance, while switching courts, ask your tennis opponent what he is doing to make his forehand so brilliant today. 21 In sports, emergency units, and military actions, decisions need to be made fast, and striving for perfection by prolonged deliberation can lose the game or somebody’s life. S. covert operations in the Pacific theater in 1942 once caught my eye. It showed a picture of two marines on a road, facing a misty landscape with trees, bushes, and a wooden bridge across the road.

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