The Blue-Minimizing Robot

Feb 22, 2018

by Scott Alexander

A sequence on models of the human mind, drawing on psychology and neuroscience to discuss motivation, learning and behaviour.

The Blue-Minimizing Robot

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Basics of Animal Reinforcement

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Basics of Human Reinforcement

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Time and Effort Discounting

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Wanting vs. Liking Revisited

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Physical and Mental Behavior

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Voluntary Behavior, Conscious Thoughts

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Trivers on Self-Deception

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To what degree do we have goals?

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The limits of introspection

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Ego syntonic thoughts and values

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Approving reinforces low-effort behaviors

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Secrets of the eliminati

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Tendencies in reflective equilibrium

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