Stereotypical thinking habits-woodmam

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The stereotypical habit of thinking has its benefits, such as facilitating a large number of problems that enable us to accomplish various aspects at high speed and quality. For example, when we get dressed and get out of bed in the morning, we don't have to think first every day about whether I should put on my shoes or socks first. But there is a downside to stereotypical thinking habits. That is, it is not conducive to innovation. A long-term habit of thinking in accordance with the stereotypical thinking, rarely innovative thinking of people, over time, will be a lot of originally different problems, but also because of certain similarities between them, and seen as the same type of problem, with the same approach to solve. In this way, it will naturally hit the wall, it will be a waste of effort.

  Therefore, we say, the stereotypical thinking itself is not good or bad, but once a person formed a stereotypical thinking habits is bad, so you can not develop this habit.

  2. Points to overcome

  First, be wary of numbness.

  In life and learning, some unusual and strange phenomena, or due to the usual consistent lack of sensitivity, or due to a moment of carelessness, or for any other reason, so that the cause missed a valuable opportunity to make a major discovery inventions, is quite a lot of things.

  Vigilance numbness is on the treatment of new things, new phenomena should have the attitude that. Vigilance and numbness are one side of the problem, and alongside it is the exploration of abnormalities. The purpose of vigilance numbness is not to let new things and new phenomena with exploration value easily slip from under the eyes, and to give them the necessary attention to review and analysis in a timely manner.

  Born in the early 20th century, British zoologist Charlie Ayrton, after graduating from Oxford University's Department of Biology, as a consultant for a company, once went to the Arctic region to carry out animal ecological expeditions. One day after arriving in the Arctic, he casually looked through the company's books of pelts purchased from Eskimos over the years. He overheard that the company's acquisitions of Arctic fox pelts always showed a spike every four years. He asked many people who lived in the area, including many scientists, and they all replied that it was not surprising that the Arctic foxes were sometimes abundant and sometimes scarce.

  With his knowledge of zoology, Ayrton soon realized that this could be related to the food of the Arctic foxes. After some investigation, he figured out that the main food of the Arctic fox is what the Eskimos call "lemmings". This lemming has a very strange characteristic: they always suddenly on a certain day, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of them migrate together, like a large-scale group trip (so called lemmings). They crossed the wilderness, over the mountains, and did not stop moving when they reached the sea, and finally all buried at the bottom of the sea.

  Ayrton did not let go of such a strange sight. After a long investigation and analysis, he finally figured out: lemmings breed very quickly, and by the fourth year after breeding, they will be seriously short of food. At this time, the lemmings were hungry and restless, which led to their mass migration, until they finally committed mass suicide. This is the reason why the Arctic fox, whose main diet is lemmings, always has a peak in their pelage every four years.

  Ayrton published this one of his research results in 1924, which attracted the general attention of the scientific community. On this basis, after in-depth research, the theory of food chain in the animal kingdom was proposed and animal ecology was founded in 1927.

  The acquisition of Arctic fox fur, every four years there will be a peak. Why has this peculiar phenomenon, which is rich in exploration value, not attracted the attention of many other local scientists? This is because the peculiar phenomenon has been seen a lot, so it will be dull and numb. The mind has such a stereotypical thinking habits, of course, will not pay attention and attention, more will not go to explore and research.

  Second, be careful with the herd mentality.

  The so-called herd mentality, is happy and strive to keep in line with the views and behavior of others or the majority of people, they do not take the lead, do not take the lead, all with the flow of a mentality. This psychology is expressed in a specific occasion and issue, it may be completely conscious for people with this psychology:.

  There was a physicist named Fulton who, as a result of his research work, measured the thermal conductivity of solid helium. He applied a new measurement method and came up with a result that was 500 times higher than the figure calculated according to past theories. Fulton felt that the difference was too great and that if he published it, it would be perceived as a deliberate attempt to be different and would attract suspicion and criticism. He did not publish his measurement results, nor did he study it further. Not long after, a young American scientist also measured the thermal conductivity of solid helium in the course of an experiment. The results were exactly the same as those of Fulton. After the young scientist published his results, he soon attracted a great deal of attention in the scientific community, won recognition and praise, and thus created a new method of measuring thermal conductivity. After Fulton heard of this, he wrote with a sense of remorse: "If I had removed the hat called 'habit' and put on the hat called 'innovation', that young man would never have been able to steal my honor. "

  The mentality of Fulton in this example is typical of the habit of herd mentality. Therefore, if we want to overcome the habit of stereotypical thinking in ourselves, we must be careful with the herd mentality, the truth is not always in the hands of the majority of people.

  3. Self-assessment

  You are always convinced about proverbs.

  you think that your parents have lived so many more years than yourself and have so much life experience and experience that everything they say is right.

  You rarely disagree with everyone.

  you think that the majority opinion will always be more right than the minority opinion

  you think that life is the same every day, so where would be the novelty?

  Famous people's quotes must be right, otherwise they wouldn't have been passed down.

  Second, the habit of linear thinking

  1. Concept and connotation

  The so-called linear thinking habits refers to the time when a person is considering and solving problems? Smoke only know how to follow the inherent linear law of the development of things to do things, to identify the target straight ahead. This habit of thinking for simple problems can be solved quickly and easily, but once encountered a slight obstacle to the problem is not only difficult to solve, but also may make a person hit the head bleeding.

  For those who are accustomed to linear thinking to see things and solve problems, we often say they are "a road to black", "do not see the coffin does not drop tears", "do not hit the wall will not turn back ", "not to the Yellow River will not die". In their hearts, everything is straightforward

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