Week 3(6)

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Week 3(6) DISCUSSION -talked about Mindfulness – below is the handout “Contexts control our behavior, and our mindsets determine how we interpret each context” (p. 35) -context can be physical, psychological, historical, cultural, etc. -examples: priming, power of the label, habits & expertise -But, we often don’t realize the importance of context; “we often treat information as though it is context-free” -“As an individual, I have gone through my life with a mentality that I am always fully aware of the decisions that I make and pride myself on the freedom and independence I have” -“camcorder” version of reality -fundamental attribution error -premature cognitive commitments -goal-oriented outlook rather than a process-oriented one -Consequences of mindlessness
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Unformatted text preview: -we tend to do things how our forefathers and foremothers did them-“When we have a single-minded explanation, we typically don’t pay attention to information that runs counter to it” (p. 51)-limits & inhibition-examples: achievement & our educational system, aging, cruelty, health, intergroup relations/prejudice-Mindlessness versus MindFULLness-detriments and benefits of each?-Langer’s detailing of these two states of minds suggests that mindfulness and mindlessness are diametrically opposed to one another. Are you merely one of the other? Or is there some sort of blending that takes place between the two polar states of mind.-practical applications?-How do we choose what to be mindful about?-Is mindfulness something that is innate to people?...
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