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#101B  MIND NARROWLY FOCUSED
At times I try to live in the moment and let stimuli and experiences pass by without judgment. Other times in “pre-meditated ignorance” fashion, I avoid exposing myself to beliefs / values that would necessitate some revising of my worldview. If I nonetheless encounter them, I have been known to ignore facts that produce psychological discomfort. I don’t like facts, beliefs, and values that are inconsistent with each other. And I like to "keep it simple, stupid," and often refuse to deal with issues requiring my mind range widely in space and time, or the complexity of simultaneously holding conflicting beliefs.

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update: September 2020

a diamond WV Theme...

...individual <---> knowledge

the theme is paired with:    #101A Mind Open, Vision Global  to make Choice #2    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:                                                                       is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Mental Maps   Cognitive Dissonance Reality Tunnel 
KISS Principle Attentional Control  Framing
Compartmentalization  Mindfulness

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

 #3 Cultural Evolution-=Yes! #12B Creative Thinking #23A  Sustainability #30    Intellectual Freedom    
#10   Secular Humanism    #31   Education for Democracy   #37B Global Citizen #51A Ethical Globalization
#104B  Belonging to Nature    

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #101B:  Mind Narrowly Focused

"What’s Your Time Perspective?" by Jane Collingwood (article based on time types of Stanford professor posted on PsychCentral)
"What is Mindfulness?" (from mindful.org website)
Mindfulness --Present Moment Awareness (posted on Psychology Today )
The Difference Between Open-Minded and Closed-Minded People (Farnam Street Sept 2017 blog)
Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster by David Green    (December 14, 2016 post on The Conversation)
The Roots and Dangers of Closed-Minded Ideological "Thinking" by David Ropeik (essay posted on Psychology Today Dec 6 2011)
"Didn't spot the dancing gorilla in famous video? Why people suffer from 'inattention blindness'" (April 11 2011 post on The Daily Mail)
Should I Pursue a Specialist or Generalist Function?, by R. Matuson (the issue in a career counseling context)
Breadth vs. Depth: A Premature Polarity, by E.D. Hirsch (the issue in an educational context)
The Psychology of Scarcity (how lack of narrows one's perspective, article/book review, in print edition of The Economist August 31 2013)
Gazing vs. Focusing: Rods vs Cones / Wide Soak vs. Tunnel Vision by Don Lehman Jr   
The Lost Art of Focus: Multi-tasking vs. Mono-tasking by Jason Montero (October 2009 article)
The Myth of Multi-tasking: Focus or Fail by Adam Singer (July 2009 post on The Future Buzz)
“Self-Centered Cultures Narrow Your Viewpoint” by Roxanne Khamsi (New Scientist July 2007 article)
tunnel vision in making business decisions
Management Horizons: Quick and Dirty Short-termism (report from The Economist October 8 2016)
"Mindfulness Training May Help Focus Attention" by Megan Brooks (report posted on Medscape website Jan 21 2014)
 
 

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