What are the different types of psychology

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Postby quietvoice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Gell wrote:
quietvoice wrote:At the the top in most cases, and near the top otherwise, one can glean what each topic is about.

Someone never heard of SEO.

That someone isn't me.

Please explain to me how SEO affects not getting the proper information showing at the top in the procedure I had outlined.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:32 pm

Gell wrote:If it is recommended to me by someone with 10,000 posts...I will read it.


Ah, so social proof is how you decide what is truth, what is worthy of consideration. Plenty of people make that mistake. Truth determined by what is popular.

I thought you said you were logical not social.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 pm

Sorry I wrongly assumed they were 10,000 good posts.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 pm

The number of “good posts” is irrelevant to what is true.

There were 10,000 “posts” that said the sun revolves around the earth. Galileo was the one “bad” voice branded a heretic.

You may wish to believe that you would be the arbiter of truth, capable of deciding that the only “good” post was Galileo’s 1 voice among thousands, but that is just the ego talking. Based on what you wrote, you would jump on the social bandwagon. You would believe the 10,000, because out of the 10,000 you would see many of them as “good” posts. At least you would find them more truthful than this single voice, telling the truth.

No worries, we all are influenced by social opinion. It is adaptive and generally helpful. But social proof is not an exercise in logic. It is an exercise in faith.
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Postby Candid » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Gell wrote:If it is recommended to me by someone with 10,000 posts...I will read it.


I see you haven't yet stumbled on the grandaddy of the forum, who has almost four times as many posts... truly a goldmine for anyone interested in psychology, it will keep you enthralled for a long time.
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