Why we hate to change our minds

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

The Greater our Investment
The greater the likelihood
we will hold on to ideas that don’t serve us

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Foundational Concept of the Intentionality Series
Opinions vs. Facts

Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong.  Presented with conflicting information, accepting the new evidence would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable (called cognitive dissonance)

And because it is so important to protect that core belief, they will rationalize, ignore, and even deny anything that doesn’t fit with the core belief.~ Franz Fanon, Free Your Mind and Think

Confirmation Bias

There has been a great deal of research and writing on the implications of the concept of confirmation bias. I have often referred to the concept here on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com, so many of my regular readers are already familiar with the expression.

Given today’s political climate, I believe it is…

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  1. I am beyond gratified that you reblogged this particular post. Thank you SO much.

    But oh how I wish the WordPress reblog function allowed for a quick editing of how much of the post to leave before adding “View original post.” I have played with shortening my intros to no avail, so I simply must trust that those who need it most will find it and read it – before they do bodily harm to someone who disagrees politically. lol 🙂

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    • I agree about WP and their reblog function. It also depends on the audience of the one that does the reblog. My blogs on BrewNSpew are automatically Tweeted, which your post is now on Twitter. My posts on Twitter are shared frequently and consistently because of a program I have that was designed by a fellow beBee follower. The problem is Twitter picks up my gravatar as the image which doesn’t do your post much justice until someone decides to read it. Do you have a Twitter account?

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  2. confirmation bias
    i love to change my mind
    i am unstable
    and my nickname
    is boom!

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  3. Cognitive Dissonance in this election to support the lies of our President seems to thrive in the cesspool of ignorance.

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  4. Cutting ‘corpus callosum’ to relieve patients from epilepsy has shed a greater light on this subject.


  5. The part of brain responsible for reason has a huge ego, it hates to change its reasons and makes us look bad.


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