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This is called optimism bias: ... a tendency for people to overestimate their likelihood of experiencing a wide variety of pleasant events, such as enjoying their first job or having a gifted child, and somewhat underestimate their risk of succumbing to negative events, such as getting divorced or falling victim to a chronic disease. Optimism ...


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A similar question has been discussed on the Meta site associated with this Stack. In summary: Psychology Today doesn't really have any legitimacy to invalidate in the first place. It's just a collection of blogs without any peer review process. Psychology Today is a popular science magazine, not a peer-reviewed publication. There are some good articles on ...


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I'm not aware of a term specifically for this phenomenon. Having a conversation in one's head has been termed dialogic inner speech by several researchers. You didn't mention if the people you are arguing with reply back - if they don't, then it's just regular (monologic) inner speech. One common function of inner speech is sometimes referred to as speech ...


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CBT stands for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (I mention this because in the thrill of learning it, the "B" part is often ignored or forgotten). CBT integrates aspect of both cognitive psychotherapy and behaviour psychotherapy. Behaviour psychotherapy was formed earlier and its basic gist (very simply put) is that our behaviours and environment can influence ...


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Your question can only be answered if asked to the fields of human knowledge that deal with humans and their activities: ergonomics, psychology, social sciences, human-computer interaction, etc... There is no one field that may give you a complete list, in my opinion. So let's think about it together and start with the intrinsic domains that could affect ...


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One of the most significant factors impairing cognitive abilities in a typical office environment is the noise. It is well-known that quiet environment is essential for good concentration. For instance, WHO recommends school classrooms should have noise level as low as 35 dB during classes. Yet a typical office environment can be as loud as 70 dB, which is ...


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According to Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low-to-Moderate CO2 Concentrations on Human Decision-Making Performance Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Dec; 120(12): 1671–1677: of 9 different cognitive tests performed at 600ppm (green), 1000ppm (blue) and 2500ppm (red) several show very marked decrease in scores at higher C02 concentration. ...


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Two major terms: "Spatial Representation": of pitch height (lower/higher): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027705000260 emotions (down/up): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699930500347794 "Spatial Analogy": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256459/ Some papers argue that even time has strong spatial ...


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As @Arnon suggested in the comments, this looks to be a case of the hindsight bias, especially given the reference to "hindsight is 20/20" in a comment. Via Wikipedia: Hindsight bias, also known as the knew-it-all-along phenomenon[1] or creeping determinism,[2] refers to the common tendency for people to perceive events that have already occurred as ...


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Those research questions are broad and therefore don't point specifically to sub-areas in psychology. For example, you could examine behavior in multiple species (flies, rats, humans), multiple contexts (social media, laboratory, financial markets), and diverse methods (neuroscience, surveys, computational modeling). However, your mention of personality ...


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