S03E15: Why people believe all sorts of sh*t (and how to deal with that)

In this episode, I discuss why people believe all kinds of things and how to be better at communicating with people who do so!

Reactance
Confirmation bias
Ego
Emotions first justification next
Filters
Source and in-group bias
Consistency and cognitive dissonance

The world doesn’t always make sense
The lure of the conspiracy (you know the secret, life is unfair)
How language shapes our beliefs (the mass media, conspiracy theories)

 

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