Doubt

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Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to assent to any of them.wikipedia
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Distrust

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It may involve uncertainty, distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions.
Distrust is a formal way of not trusting any one party too much in a situation of grave risk or deep doubt.

Belief

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Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief.
Without qualification, "belief" normally implies a lack of doubt, especially insofar as it is a designation of a life stance.

Culture of fear

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Partial or intermittent negative reinforcement can create an effective climate of fear and doubt.
Partial or intermittent negative reinforcement can create an effective climate of fear and doubt.

Skepticism

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It may also form other brands of skepticism, such as Pyrrhonism, which do not take a positive stance in regard to the existence of god(s), but remain negative.
Skepticism (American English) or scepticism (British English, Australian English, and Canadian English) is generally any questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief.

Reinforcement

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Partial or intermittent negative reinforcement can create an effective climate of fear and doubt.
Partial or intermittent negative reinforcement can create an effective climate of fear and doubt.

Mental state

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Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to assent to any of them.

Mind

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Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to assent to any of them.

Emotion

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Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief.

Disbelief

Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief.

Uncertainty

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It may involve uncertainty, distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions.

Fact

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It may involve uncertainty, distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions.

Decision-making

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It may involve uncertainty, distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions.

Reason

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Doubt sometimes tends to call on reason.

Procrastination

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Doubt may encourage people to hesitate before acting, and/or to apply more rigorous methods.

Rigour

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Doubt may encourage people to hesitate before acting, and/or to apply more rigorous methods.

Politics

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Politics, ethics and law, with decisions that often determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through all available evidence.

Ethics

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Politics, ethics and law, with decisions that often determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through all available evidence.

Law

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Politics, ethics and law, with decisions that often determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through all available evidence.

Personal life

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Politics, ethics and law, with decisions that often determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through all available evidence.

Adversarial process

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Politics, ethics and law, with decisions that often determine the course of individual life, place great importance on doubt, and often foster elaborate adversarial processes to carefully sort through all available evidence.

Age of Enlightenment

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Such a stance has been fostered in Western European society since the Enlightenment, in opposition to tradition and authority.

Tradition

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Such a stance has been fostered in Western European society since the Enlightenment, in opposition to tradition and authority.

Authority

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Such a stance has been fostered in Western European society since the Enlightenment, in opposition to tradition and authority.

Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory attributes doubt (which may be interpreted as a symptom of a phobia emanating from the ego) to childhood, when the ego develops.