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RE: Psychology Addict # 37 | What Do you Do When Things go Wrong?

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It must be Friday, welcome back Abigail!

I'd not heard of the famous experiment, how fascinating that the people shown the 'ageing' cards travelled slower to the next destination. I guess that's why they say 'she's got the weight of the world on her shoulders right now', literally slowing the person down with a psychological burden?

The way out of my dark forest was to change the world I saw, seemingly taking the advice from Pink Floyd. 😊

Thank you for another interesting read, I'll be back to try the experiment over the weekend.

Have a great day!

Asher

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Yes! I am also fascinated by the Florida Effect. Over the past few years there has been a little controversy over the findings of this experiment. Psychologists began to question its reliability, mostly because of the difficulty to replicate it. Nevertheless, on a more recent study it has been found out that primes are very powerful when influencing gambling decisions, for example. I, personally believe, that our environment influence us in ways that we aren't fully aware of.

Admittedly, some of us are more gullible than others. But, we all become a little more fragile and susceptible in times of emotional distress :)

I like the way you mapped your way out of the Dark Forest Asher. Our perspective of the world makes a huge impact on how we experience it. I am looking forward to your results of the experiment.

Take Care 😊

haha!

I got the answer right but did not 'see' the gorilla!

How could I have possibly missed it?! I saw a slow moving black-suited person, but the goal of the exercise was to count the passes from the white team.

That's a fun exercise, thanks for sharing it Abigail!

I know! It is incredible, right? What a great way research has to tell us that for us to see what is good in this life our attention needs to be shifted from what is negative! :)

Thank you very much for taking the time to do it Asher :*

Yes I guess that's what it is, I feel a bit silly for not seeing it - must try harder!

No, no, no, no Asher :) There is no right or wrong answer to this test. One either sees the gorilla, because at some point when counting the passes one got distracted. Or, one doesn't see it because of innatentional blindness :) like the two of us! 😉

From your reply I took it that Im not paying enough attention to the good. I was doing as I was told, watching the ball, when there was perhaps something more interesting to observe!

Oh no ... that was not directly to you personally! 😅 It is for all of us, really, including me :) Plus, I remember once you commented on how you dealt with a particular emotional pain (related to a relationship). It seems to me you're not the kind of guy that gets stuck in the Dark Forest :D

Ah ok! Well counting the passes as instructed and being correct is something! I'll be looking out for Gorillas more frequently in future though! 😁

Only once was I lost in the dark forest, I've learnt some skills (soul seeking and brain orienteering?!) to make sure it won't happen again.