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An '''affective death spiral''' occurs when positive attributes of a theory, person, or organization combine with the [[Halo effect]] in a feedback loop, resulting in the subject of the affective death spiral being held in higher and higher regard. This process creates theories that are believed for their own sake and organizations that exist solely to perpetuate themselves. Affective death spirals are seen as a primary cause of cultishness.
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An '''affective death spiral''' occurs when positive attributes of a theory, person, or organization combine with the [[Halo effect]] in a feedback loop, resulting in the subject of the affective death spiral being held in higher and higher regard. In effect, every positive thing said about the subject results in more than one additional nice thing to say about the subject on average. This cascades like a nuclear chain reaction. This process creates theories that are believed for their own sake and organizations that exist solely to perpetuate themselves. Affective death spirals are seen as a primary cause of cultishness.
  
 
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Revision as of 07:15, 7 May 2009

An affective death spiral occurs when positive attributes of a theory, person, or organization combine with the Halo effect in a feedback loop, resulting in the subject of the affective death spiral being held in higher and higher regard. In effect, every positive thing said about the subject results in more than one additional nice thing to say about the subject on average. This cascades like a nuclear chain reaction. This process creates theories that are believed for their own sake and organizations that exist solely to perpetuate themselves. Affective death spirals are seen as a primary cause of cultishness.

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