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Short answer There is scientific evidence that boredom can increase error rates. Background My gut feeling would tell me that boredom decreases vigilance, which then would increase the chance of errors. Vigilance being defined as sustained attention (Oken, 2006). And indeed, vigilance has been directly linked to boredom, and more specifically, boredom ...


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Short answer Multiple factors are in play that affect error making. Cognitive load is an important element that increases the chance of making errors. Other factors are the presence of distraction, levels of stress or level of vigilance. Background It's a matter of chance. In psychophysics, the field of research I'm spending most of my time in at the ...


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This is informally referred to as the illusion of causality: Illusions of causality occur when people develop the belief that there is a causal connection between two events that are actually unrelated. Such illusions have been proposed to underlie pseudoscience and superstitious thinking, sometimes leading to disastrous consequences in relation to critical ...


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Kesting, Treiber and Helbing (2000) created an Intelligent Driving Model (IDM) based on actual data on the German highway. The model is a single lane model, assuming that the trailing car tries to fixate the distance of the leading car by accelerating and decelerating only. From Kesting, Treiber and Helbing (2008): The IDM acceleration is a continuous ...


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These are typically called cognitive distortions and are a mainstay of CBT, but are equally likely to be addressed by any cognitive psychotherapist. This is usually done by building skills to identify and challenge such thoughts. In the much older (and largely outdated) school of psychoanalysis, these are typically referred to as a defense mechanism called ...


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This is called post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin: 'after this, therefore because of this') is an informal fallacy that states: "Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X."


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Lack of guilt is related to psychopathy, although there could be other reasons for it, e.g. ideological self-justifications, like breaking a law you don't agree with. Psychopathy is partially inheritable, which means the genetically-unexplained variance is usually attributed to enivronmetal differences. The propensity for guiltlessness is part of a narrower ...


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