Turban Myths

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59 Another framework is based on a model

Another useful framework is a model that

from the world of gaming, which, like

originated in the defense industry, known

behavior design, borrows heavily on the

as the OODA loop. Developed by US Air

principles of operant behavior. The model,

Force Colonel John Boyd, OODA (Observe,

known as the core loop, gives peace

Orient, Decide, Act) looks at a sequence of

practitioners a way to understand and

behaviors that can be accelerated in order

design interventions so as to encourage the

for the protagonist (e.g., the party staging

first iwnstance and repetition of a desired

the intervention) to “get ahead of” the

behavior (positive), or inhibit the repetition

antagonist. The team looked at how OODA

of an undesired behavior (negative). The

and similar models for crisis response in

model has been applied in the world of

instances involving bias and hate provided

gaming and conflict engagement, with the

that the party staging the intervention has

core loop used to address both positive

access to good data and has the ability

and negative behavior. With regard to

to act (the conclusion of the OODA cycle)

interventions involving negative behavior –

on time to in fact “get ahead.” This model

which involves breaking the core loop – the

has been used in the world of social media

team looked at how unconscious bias might

marketing and political campaigning.

be addressed by activating “slow thinking” in Kahneman’s fast thinking/slow thinking construct. This model has been applied in the world of education, mentorship and leadership, and political organization. Core Loop of Hate Crimes

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