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belief system

the configuration of beliefs which exists in a particular society or culture. The term may be used to refer to the entirety of the knowledge and beliefs within a society, including scientific and technological knowledge. It has more often been used to describe the patterns of religious beliefs and VALUES, and the central principles underlying these, which give distinctiveness and coherence to the modes of thought within a society or culture. See also WORLD VIEW.
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"What's interesting here is that we show that, beginning in a system where no one has any particular belief system, a set of beliefs can emerge, and from those, a set of coordinated behaviours," said Erol Akcay, lead researcher of the study.
Being devoid of a belief system impacts your identity.
At the root of getting results is our belief system which generates our thoughts.
If we dissect the Pakistani society, and see how strongly religious sentiments resonate with the majority of the people, we understand that the mere practice of it, or the lack of it is at the centre of this belief system rather than the concept of real societal progression.
It seems our use of social media, our muckraking political environment, and our decrease in civility toward each other both in-person and online are all leading us to a society where any person with a personal belief system is called a bigot or intolerant.
Several federal agencies, including the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the 1RS, plus several state corrections bureaus, have formally recognized Humanism as a belief system and given its adherents the same rights as followers of theistic religions.
In the paper, "Network Science on Belief System Dynamics Under Logic Constraints," which appeared in Science, Friedkin and his coauthors extend that opinion dynamics model to cover belief systems composed of interdependent beliefs.
Whether policies sound crazy or sensible depends on the conceptual paradigm, or belief system, that we use to interpret the nature of the world we inhabit.
The short answer is that this construct has one of the best explanatory powers and appeals in demonstrating the nexus between his belief system and his decision-making behavior.
Our analysis of climate change as a belief system suggests that addressing climate change may require a shift of focus to a very different level and through the grassroots actors rather than political leaders.
The belief system that they subscribe to is the reason why IS resorts to violent and bloody acts.
C (Consequences) The outcome of emotional instability and behavior maladjustment as a result of B (belief system) towards A (activating event).