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stui magpie 

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:26 pm
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A 9 year old kid gets a law changed.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/04/us/colorado-boy-snowball-fights-law-trnd/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-12-05T20:57:49

At least it's a law that a 9 year old kid could understand, but good on him.

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stui magpie 

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 4:14 pm
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I found this interesting bit of science about the difference between adult and teenage brains.

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Understanding the Teen Brain
It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet.

The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so.

In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part.

In teen’s brains, the connections between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center are still developing—and not always at the same rate. That’s why when teens have overwhelming emotional input, they can’t explain later what they were thinking. They weren’t thinking as much as they were feeling.


https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3051

This is why Teenagers often have little regard for consequences, they haven't developed the rational part of the brain that understands consequences of actions.

This also corresponds with how kids can become involved in causes and protests as the emotion appeals to them, but when asked about the consequences of their demands or proposals, can't articulate anything

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:07 pm
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I wish there was a psychological explanation for the existence of, say, 50-year-old climate sceptics.
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^ There is David - it's called the love of the almighty dollar above everything else Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 pm
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stui magpie wrote:
This also corresponds with how kids can become involved in causes and protests as the emotion appeals to them, but when asked about the consequences of their demands or proposals, can't articulate anything

David wrote:
I wish there was a psychological explanation for the existence of, say, 50-year-old climate sceptics.

That's too narrow an understanding of cognition, though. Don't forget that young people are wired to learn faster for developmental reasons. Given good information is central to good decision making, this amply offsets any lack of impulse control which might sabotage consequential reasoning.

More importantly, though, basic self interest is the dominant human cognitive bias by miles for all demographics for obvious reasons: every thought starts with the self and assumes the good of the self. So, it is natural that the vested interests of young people differ from those of older people.

The new problem society faces is the imbalance of incentives caused by the ballooning elderly demographic. By hitching this force to policies which also widen the wealth gap, the right is seriously undermining future social stability.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:44 pm
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David wrote:
I wish there was a psychological explanation for the existence of, say, 50-year-old climate sceptics.


The rational part of their brain is developed enough to cut through hyperbole and bullshit?

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:58 pm
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stui magpie wrote:
David wrote:
I wish there was a psychological explanation for the existence of, say, 50-year-old climate sceptics.


The rational part of their brain is developed enough to cut through hyperbole and bullshit?

Or, their incentive to grab what they can today is stronger than their incentive to protect against uncertainty, even though they fully understand the concept of insurance?

As I say, it's about incentives above all.

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