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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]."
* 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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Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1yz/levels_of_communication/ Levels of communication]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1wu/reasoning_isnt_about_logic_its_about_arguing/ Reasoning isn't about logic (it's about arguing)]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1wu/reasoning_isnt_about_logic_its_about_arguing/ Reasoning isn't about logic (it's about arguing)]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hz/correspondence_bias/ Correspondence Bias] (also known as the fundamental attribution error) [[Correspondence bias|in brief on the wiki]])
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hz/correspondence_bias/ Correspondence Bias] (also known as the fundamental attribution error) [[Correspondence bias|in brief on the wiki]])
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/375/ask_and_guess/ Ask and Guess]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jis/tell_culture/ Tell Culture]
  
 
Emotion and making sense:
 
Emotion and making sense:
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* [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.
 
* Inferential distance:
 
* Inferential distance:
 
** [[Inferential distance|in brief]]  
 
** [[Inferential distance|in brief]]  
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kh/explainers_shoot_high_aim_low/ Explainers Shoot High. Aim Low!] – "we tend to enormously underestimate the effort required to properly explain things."
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kh/explainers_shoot_high_aim_low/ Explainers Shoot High. Aim Low!] – "we tend to enormously underestimate the effort required to properly explain things."
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kg/expecting_short_inferential_distances/ Expecting Short Inferential Distances] (explaining in evolutionary terms why this is such a problem today)
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kg/expecting_short_inferential_distances/ Expecting Short Inferential Distances] (explaining in evolutionary terms why this is such a problem today)
* Off-LW: [http://measureofdoubt.com/2012/06/11/be-a-communications-consequentialist/ Be a Communications Consequentialist], Jesse Galef.
 
  
 
Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:  
 
Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:  

Revision as of 15:23, 4 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

(Work in progress. Suggestions appreciated.)

What's happening in your reasoning brain:

Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):

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)