25 Cognitive Biases, Bias 20 - Drug-Missinfluence Tendency Bias 20 – Drug-Misinfluence Tendency Posted on March 10, 2015October 16, 2015 by SergioChavez 10 Mar This is a very strong tendency that costs lives. It can only be supplemented by Simple pain-avoiding psychological denial SergioChavez Bias 21 – Senescence-Misinfluence Tendency Bias 19 – Use-it-or-Lose-It Tendency
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Dont do drugs.
I’ll give you an example..
Lets say a young teenager finally discovers what pornography is and starts watching it all throughout his teens. Fast forward to 30 years old / married and has kids … he still watches pornography because it became a negative habit.
This is just one of many negative examples. .. .. you get the point .
This is not very clear or well explained,is this the tendency toward habituation on nonphysically addicting substances or a reinforcement mechanism for a physically addicting substance or something else?
Can i get a little more info on what this 20th bias is all about?
Working on it Aaron, we’re making major updates to the whole site
This is when you supplicate yourself of the pleasures so you can feel good even when you don’t get to do what was needed to do.
For example, instead of approaching the girl you like, you just imagine yourself talking to her and day dreaming about what could happen. Or instead of dealing with your problems by making solutions or resolve, you drink alcohol so you can numb the pain.
Using pleasures to cover things up. This bias is supplemented by pain-avoiding psychological denial.
You’re prone to do drugs and get addicted to them. There are a lot of substances out there – alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, and so on – that alter one’s way of thinking and cause a person to make irrational decisions. Not only do individual uses damage your ability to think well, consistent use does even more lasting damage, and the addictive element can cause a person to fall right into a routine that’s very hard to get out of.
In short, drugs can really mess up your thinking and your long term plans. Any benefit you might get from consumption is not worth the severe cost.