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n. Relaxivism is the use of reason and logic to calm a fellow citizen who has become alarmed or agitated by prophecies put forward by special interest groups. Relaxivism strives to remove hysteria and emotion from debates and to replace it with rationality and skepticism.
Professor Brown, a leading relaxivist researcher, is teaching a course in relaxivism to help students control their stress responses to those issues discussed in the mainstream public narrative that use stridency and buzzwords but which are are short on empirical evidence.
by Beliaik February 05, 2017
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