Friday, July 08, 2016

[pjofckhw] Borrowed ladder

People have a mental model of social order.  Examine what that mental model is and how and why it forms.  Probably some aspects of social class, some aspects of Us versus Them.

When people perceive that someone is in the wrong place in that social order, and that that wrong place has been achieved by cheating, they react with hate and violence.  Examine what defines cheating, and the psychological mechanism leading to violence.

Post title inspired by Gattaca.

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