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"Scientific" Explanations for Intolerance, Impatience, Rigidity, Lack of Compassion

Posted June 6, 2014 by RealityOverScience in Open

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commented on June 13, 2014
by dustproduction

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(In your own words, so there's no one else to project accountability onto!)

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    dustproduction Jun 13, 2014

    Here is an underlining reason; conformity. We learn it at a young age

    "In a second study, the researchers investigated the motivation underlying children’s conformity. In this study, depending on whether a lamp was on or off, children were supposed to either say their answer out loud or to silently point to the correct animal. Consequently, only the adult observer, but not the other children could see the answer. Of 18 children 12 conformed to the majority at least once, if they had to say the answer out loud. Were they to point silently to the right answer, however, only 8 out of 18 children conformed to the majority judgment. The children thus conformed their public, but not their private, answer to the majority. This indicates that the conformity has social reasons as for example to avoid conflict with their peer group. Daniel Haun summarizes: “The current study shows that children as young as four years of age are subject to peer pressure and that they succumb to it, at least to some extent, out of social motivations”."

    http://www.mpg.de/4612546/Preschool_Peer_Pressure?filter_order=LT&research_topic=KG-SPW

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    RealityOverScience Jun 06, 2014

    Perhaps then those "foolish unsupported conjecturers" would learn to become more "informed" through the courage and commitment of Internal Dependency, as opposed to rote External Dependency!

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    dustproduction Jun 06, 2014


    "In your own words" is a limitation that makes no sense. If others that are qualified to examine this issue have addressed it in a studious manner why suffer the foolish unsupported conjectures of the uninformed?

  • NoetPoet Jun 06, 2014

    "Have you stopped beating your wife?"

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