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Annealing the Tactical Pattern Stack
"I suggested that there are four basic kinds of tactical pattern: reactive, deliberative, procedural and opportunistic, that could be conceptualized via this 2×2, where the x-axis represents the locus of the information driving the action (inside/outside your head) and the y-axis represents whether the information has high or low visibility (i.e. whether it is explicit and in awareness, or whether it is part of the frame/background, and below awareness)."
habits  behavior  thinking-patterns 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Why Thought Suppression is Counter-Productive « PsyBlog
The irony of thought suppression, then, is that actively trying to manage our own minds can sometimes do more harm than good. Although it makes perfect intuitive sense to try and suppress unwanted thoughts, unfortunately the very process we use to do this contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more we try and push intrusive thoughts down, the more they pop back up, stronger than ever.
psychology  thinking  thinking-patterns  rebound-effect  philosophy 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Caltech's Colin Camerer makes a game of economic theory
"The cognitive hierarchy theory finds that people only do a few steps of this kind of iterated thinking," he explains. "Usually, it's just one step: I act as if others are unpredictable. But sometimes it's two steps: I act as if others think *I* am unpredictable. You can think of the number of steps a person takes as their strategic IQ. A higher strategic IQ means you are outthinking a lot of other people."
game-theory  psychology  strategy  thinking  thinking-patterns 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: Coherent Futures
While our future vision should fade into an increasingly vast and uncertain fog of possibilities, far future fans instead fragment into factions, each confident in a very different view of the important future issues. Factions use such different assumptions that they rarely build on each others' work, or even engage others in debate. Only they really "get it" you see, and few others ever seriously consider their arguments. Extreme far-thinking apparently produces extreme disagreement.

Such fragmentation may be acceptable when searching a large space for rare combinations, but it is severely dysfunctional for advising common actions. We instead need to find ways for the few people who actually care about the far future to work together via a division of labor. But how can we do that? Just tell each faction to reconsider that they might be mistaken?
futurism  philosophy  collaboration  community  methods  thinking  thinking-patterns 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Dave Gray » Q-tools: An approach for discovery and knowledge work
The list below attempts to define a set of “Q-tools” that may be used to generate, sort, classify and perform operations on information. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but more of a starting point for discussion.
patterns  thinking  information-use  thinking-patterns  knowledge-management  knowledge 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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