Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (CD) describes a condition of stress, or a feeling of internal discomfort caused by conflicting ideas, values, beliefs or practices. Essentially, this is a situation where two or more opposing thoughts are causing psychological discomfort. Humans have an inner drive to … [Read more...] about Impacts of Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace
It is interesting that the concept of myth stirs up Safety so much, especially when there is no study of myth or symbol in any safety curriculum globally. If you want to know about myth and symbol and how they operate in the unconscious and collective unconscious Mind, one can start researching … [Read more...] about Why is Myth so Scary to Safety?
I read with interest the ‘Safer Communities: Six Lessons in Health and Safety’ from the British Safety Council. The assumptions and hidden agenda of Lessons 1, 4, 5 and 6 are most concerning and demonstrate many of the problems associated with dumb down Safety. Here are the 6 lessons as a … [Read more...] about The New Enemy of Safety – The Unconscious
Culture Silences in Safety The Collective Unconscious An essential in understanding culture is understanding shared consciousness and shared unconsciousness. The work of Jung charted the frontier in understanding the Collective Unconscious (https://www.are.na/block/1493356 ). What Jung discovered … [Read more...] about Culture Silences in Safety The Collective Unconscious
Sleep Dysfunction, Dreaming and Safety There are many common themes we find in music and song, many about love and the soul, and many about dreaming. The Beatles sang about sleep and dreaming on one of their best albums (Revolver) in the song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’. Dreaming is often used as a … [Read more...] about Sleep Dysfunction, Dreaming and Safety
Practice, Repetition, Habit, Routine, Ritual and Decision Making in Risk Most decisions made by people are unconscious. The idea that decision making is brain activity between individuals is simply not supported by the evidence (https://neurosciencenews.com/collective-intelligence-19512/ ). We know … [Read more...] about Practice, Repetition, Habit, Routine, Ritual and Decision Making in Risk
Biosemiotics is the idea that life is based on semiosis, i.e., on signs, symbols and codes. Biosemiotics is the study of signs in living systems. In ecological life there is a ’thinking’ dynamic or ‘force’ that drives everything from the construction of a snowflake to the formation of a hurricane. … [Read more...] about Unconscious Codes, Ecological Thinking in Risk
Safety seems to avoid the most important things when thinking about tackling risk. There seems to be no interest in safety in the nature of the human unconscious nor any interest in anything outside of a narrow worldview that constructs humans-as-brains-on-bodies and cognition as brain-work. The … [Read more...] about The Rational, aRational and Irrational in Safety
How Workers Really Make Decisions Latest video by Dr Rob Long as a follow up to his previous article: How Do Workers Make Decisions? Video Transcript (video below this): I’m asked many, many times this question: “how do workers make decisions?” And, I decided I'll answer that with a brief video. … [Read more...] about How Workers Really Make Decisions
How Do Workers Make Decisions? This is the question on the tongue of Safety but has no idea of an answer. I saw a video recently about ‘predicting behaviour in safety’. This was a slick piece of multimedia that probably cost hundreds of thousands of dollars with executives speaking and sports … [Read more...] about How Do Workers Make Decisions?