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  1. There are two mechanisms involved in the existence of this phenomenon: maximizing reinforcement and preventing behavior extinction.

    Reporting an error is a punishment (reduces the frequency of the behavior it follows), and living organisms tend to minimize punishments and maximize reinforcers. Therefore, there is a fundamental contradiction within learning by trial and error – on the one hand, after making a mistake, you need to continue learning, on the other hand, notification of an error punishes “learning behavior” and motivates the subject to avoid continuing learning.

    The error notification is accompanied by unpleasant emotions and negative automatic thoughts, and the environment allows you to successfully avoid learning by trial and error. For example, if you need to learn a new profession, but you don't succeed, then you can avoid it all your life and it will not affect your chances of survival, because there is a job that does not require additional training or where training does not imply the possibility of making mistakes. Avoidant behavior, triggered by the link between remembering the possibility of error and fear, supported by short-term relief in the event of successful avoidance, prevents the link between error and distress from fading.

  2. Who is afraid of mistakes, does not understand that only a series of several dozen mistakes, conclusions from them, settings and again errors leads to victory and success!!!

    Fear of making mistakes is an indicator of low self-esteem. Everyone makes mistakes – trust yourself, love yourself, and leave the right to make mistakes.

    Only those who do nothing are not mistaken…

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