|"Reasoning is often influenced by emotion-laden beliefs. For example, imagine that a person with deeply held confictions against the death penalty listens to a speech favoring capital punishment. Suppose that the arguments presented by the speaker contain premises the listener can't readily refute, and thus point to the conclusion that the death penalty is justified for the purpose of preventing further social evil. Yet the listener totally rejects this conclusion. Why? Because of his or her passionate beliefs and convictions against the death penalty, the listener may alter the meaning of the speaker's premises or "remember" things the speaker never really said. This, of course, serves to weaken the speaker's conclusion. Such effects can arise in many ways. Whatever your views on this particular issue, the general principle remains the same: [b]When powerful beliefs come face to face with logical arguments, it is often the latter that gives way.[/b]"
This concept sounds familiar to me. It's funny the things you learn about humans by taking a Psychology class. Interesting stuff.
|Funny how humans work, isn't it?|
|i wouldn't say "learn" by taking a psychology class.... unless you're a very stupid person... generally the class just puts the concepts into words|
|Of course, there's those loonies who'll try to convince you that you don't exist. Well guess what? Just ask them, "Can you hear me?" When they say yes, tell them, "Aha! If there is an interaction, then something had to change, whether it be neutrons, electrons, or reality. I win!" Then take control of the phsycology class...or not.|
|Barrett - perhaps if you went to psychology class you could "learn" how not to be such a bigot :D|
|Coincidentally, I'm taking another Psychology class next semester. It's called "Learning." So I'll be learning about Learning. ...Yep.
|I wish I could learn about learning. Maybe I'd learn something... I feel left out again. :-(|
|I think it stems from a childhood disorder... or because of the fact that we make fun of you in math class. Bwahahaha!|