Unformatted text preview: 3. Why does Haidt say (p. 26) the effective therapies "retrain the elephant"? People can retrain the elephant by staying with a mind-altering program over a long period of time. People that go through epiphanies experience this but it mostly fades after a short time. 4. What is the 'cortical lottery'? When your brain is configured to see the good in the world. 5. Why, according to Haidt, does the elephant tend towards worry and pessimism in so many people? Because it is the minds of the people that make it so. They tend to worry about more things and don’t give light to the happier things....
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- Spring '08
- Thought, Boethius, lady philosophy