reading10-miller - 2 automatic behavior eg bumping into...

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Reading number 10: Suzanne Miller Controllability and predictability Control and stress Why people chose control? Instrumental control: can make a response that can impact the adversive event (modify) Eg. self administering Percieved instrumental control: you think you have control, but you don’t. Marty Seligman safety signal hypothesis: learns that the redlight=shock no red light- no shock 1) internality we chose to present stimuli to ourselves to suit mood fluctuations 2) minimax chose control to minimize maximum danger to themselves. Stable internal source. Matching external to internal -relinquishing control when other is more competent. Control of who manipulates the situation idea that you have a choice. Article 8: Mindfulness-Langer -all about mindlessness. Huge part about cbt and dbt Mindlessness: 3 types 1) trap by categories (old, young, male, female) constructs are no the absolute truth. what it means to be male or female
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Unformatted text preview: 2) automatic behavior eg. bumping into mannquinn. . and saying excuse me. experiment: ask if people can use the Xerox machine-even when there is a reason, and the reason does not make sense. Automatic behavior is that the person being asked will be more likely to allow the person to use it. 3) acting from a single perspective eg. following a recipe-example: borring a tissue, “Kleenix” as tissue. Roots of mindlessness: 1) repetition when we assume we can do something, but because we did it so much, we don’t actually know how. eg. typing a password, when you think about it, you might not actually knw. 2) premature cognitive commitments (mere exposure effect) 3) belief that resources are limited: eg. believing that the 4 minute mile is impossible. Taking it for granted. When it is not the case 4) Educaiton for outcome: entitiy. Scores rather than learning (outcome orientation)...
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