Pareidolia | #mentalmodels

Pareidolia: For aeons predators stalked us in undergrowth & shadow. In such times survival favored the paranoid—those who could discern a wolf from the vaguest of outlines. This paranoia preserved our species, but cursed us with pareidolia, so we now see wolves even in the skies. pic.twitter.com/9pxdCZ4MrN — Gurwinder (@G_S_Bhogal) February 6, 2020

Reactance Theory | #mentalmodels

Reactance Theory: When someone is restricted from expressing a POV, or pressured to adopt a different POV, they usually react by believing their original POV even more. For a detailed example read my piece on my attempt to deradicalize a neo-Nazi: https://t.co/30qw0616H7 — Gurwinder (@G_S_Bhogal) February 6, 2020

Availability Cascade | #mentalmodels

Availability Cascade: When a new concept enters the arena of ideas, people react to it, thereby amplifying it. The idea thus becomes more popular, causing even more people to amplify it by reacting to it, until everyone feels the need to talk about it. — Gurwinder (@G_S_Bhogal) February 6, 2020