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* I know about wikis, and help run [http://appropedia.org/ Appropedia], the sustainability wiki.
 
* I know about wikis, and help run [http://appropedia.org/ Appropedia], the sustainability wiki.
  
== A communication sequence? ==
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== A communication sequence ==
  
 
I'd like a communication sequence. Here are some initial links and ideas.  
 
I'd like a communication sequence. Here are some initial links and ideas.  
  
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1yz/levels_of_communication/ Levels of communication]
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* Related: [http://lesswrong.com/lw/7jp/rational_communication/]
 
  
 
What's happening in your reasoning brain:
 
What's happening in your reasoning brain:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer] – "Politics is an important domain to which we should individually apply our rationality—but it's a terrible domain in which to learn rationality, or discuss rationality, unless all the discussants are already rational." & "it doesn't matter whether (you think) the [specific political party] really is at fault.  It's just better for the spiritual growth of the community to discuss the issue without invoking [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics color politics]."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer] – "Politics is an important domain to which we should individually apply our rationality—but it's a terrible domain in which to learn rationality, or discuss rationality, unless all the discussants are already rational." & "it doesn't matter whether (you think) the [specific political party] really is at fault.  It's just better for the spiritual growth of the community to discuss the issue without invoking [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics color politics]."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] – "Two primary drivers of policy-one-sidedness are the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ affect heuristic] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_fallacy just-world fallacy]."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] – "Two primary drivers of policy-one-sidedness are the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ affect heuristic] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_fallacy just-world fallacy]."
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* Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1yz/levels_of_communication/ Levels of communication]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1wu/reasoning_isnt_about_logic_its_about_arguing/ Reasoning isn't about logic (it's about arguing)]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hz/correspondence_bias/ Correspondence Bias] (also known as the fundamental attribution error) [[Correspondence bias|in brief on the wiki]])
  
Being understood:  
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Emotion and making sense:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] (discusses [[arguments as soldiers]])
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ Philosophical Landmines]
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Understanding and being understood:  
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ Philosophical Landmines] – "If something you say makes people go off on a spiral of bad philosophy, don't get annoyed with them, just fix what you say. This is just being a communications consequentialist."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ Philosophical Landmines] – "If something you say makes people go off on a spiral of bad philosophy, don't get annoyed with them, just fix what you say. This is just being a communications consequentialist."
 
** Responding to a landmine explosion: It may be best to "abort the conversation." Alternatively, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/8fc8 a commenter suggests], "stop taking sides and talk about the plus and minuses of each side."
 
** Responding to a landmine explosion: It may be best to "abort the conversation." Alternatively, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/8fc8 a commenter suggests], "stop taking sides and talk about the plus and minuses of each side."
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* Off-LW: [http://measureofdoubt.com/2012/06/11/be-a-communications-consequentialist/ Be a Communications Consequentialist], Jesse Galef.
 
* Off-LW: [http://measureofdoubt.com/2012/06/11/be-a-communications-consequentialist/ Be a Communications Consequentialist], Jesse Galef.
  
Relevant biases and fallacies:  
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Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:  
 
* [[Illusion of transparency]]
 
* [[Illusion of transparency]]
 
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/dr/generalizing_from_one_example/ Generalizing From One Example] (the [[Typical mind fallacy]])
 
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lj/the_halo_effect/ The Halo Effect] – "You should be suspicious if the people you know seem to separate too cleanly into devils and angels."
Emotion and making sense:
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] (discusses [[arguments as soldiers]])
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ Philosophical Landmines]
 
  
 
Disagreeing:  
 
Disagreeing:  
 
* In brief:  
 
* In brief:  
** [[Steel man]]  
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/85h/better_disagreement/ Better Disagreement] (in brief on the wiki: [[Steel man]])
 
** [[wikipedia: Principle of charity]]. Related: [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kzs/unpopular_ideas_attract_poor_advocates_be/ Unpopular ideas attract poor advocates: Be charitable]
 
** [[wikipedia: Principle of charity]]. Related: [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kzs/unpopular_ideas_attract_poor_advocates_be/ Unpopular ideas attract poor advocates: Be charitable]
 
* Off-LW: [[wikipedia: Ideological Turing Test]]. First described(?) at [http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/06/the_ideological.html http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/06/the_ideological.html] by Bryan Caplan. (As Mill states, "He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.") Also see: [http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/against-ideological-turing-test.html Noahpinion: Against the Ideological Turing Test]. Related: [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gpl/imitation_is_the_sincerest_form_of_argument/ Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Argument]
 
* Off-LW: [[wikipedia: Ideological Turing Test]]. First described(?) at [http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/06/the_ideological.html http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/06/the_ideological.html] by Bryan Caplan. (As Mill states, "He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.") Also see: [http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/against-ideological-turing-test.html Noahpinion: Against the Ideological Turing Test]. Related: [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gpl/imitation_is_the_sincerest_form_of_argument/ Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Argument]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/e95/the_noncentral_fallacy_the_worst_argument_in_the/ The noncentral fallacy - the worst argument in the world?] (e.g. "Martin Luther King was a criminal!")
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/e95/the_noncentral_fallacy_the_worst_argument_in_the/ The noncentral fallacy - the worst argument in the world?] (e.g. "Martin Luther King was a criminal!")
  
Related articles, off-LW:
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Online communication (for further exploration)
* Mary Beard's dealing with trolls
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* Text-based communication
* [ Dan Dennett’s Guide to Better Arguments]
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* Dealing with trolls
 
 
 
 
  
 
== Dealing with negative emotions ==  
 
== Dealing with negative emotions ==  
  
 
(Againstness, noticing)
 
(Againstness, noticing)

Revision as of 17:13, 2 December 2014

Me in brief:

  • I coach people in clearing anger, bitterness & other negative emotions. I'm keen to be evidence-based about this, but in this field, evidence is often fuzzy, and experience is an important guide.
  • I've worked in sustainability knowledge-sharing.
  • I know about wikis, and help run Appropedia, the sustainability wiki.

A communication sequence

I'd like a communication sequence. Here are some initial links and ideas.


What's happening in your reasoning brain:

Emotion and making sense:

Understanding and being understood:

Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:

Disagreeing:

Online communication (for further exploration)

  • Text-based communication
  • Dealing with trolls

Dealing with negative emotions

(Againstness, noticing)