Blinded By Ideology: People Find It Difficult To Think Logically About Arguments That Contradict Their Politics – Research Digest

February 1, 2019

Blinded By Ideology: People Find It Difficult To Think Logically About Arguments That Contradict Their Politics – Research Digest
— Read on digest.bps.org.uk/2019/01/23/blinded-by-ideology-people-find-it-difficult-to-think-logically-about-arguments-that-contradict-their-politics/amp/

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Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts – Research Digest

January 24, 2019

The researchers said their findings “may help explain people’s remarkable ability to remain entrenched in their convictions”. By Christian Jarrett
— Read on digest.bps.org.uk/2018/04/20/our-brains-rapidly-and-automatically-process-opinions-we-agree-with-as-if-they-are-facts/

An artist replaced the men in these classic Westerns with women. The images are awesome.

January 14, 2019

An artist replaced the men in these classic Westerns with women. The images are awesome.
— Read on www.upworthy.com/amp/an-artist-replaced-the-men-in-these-classic-westerns-with-women-the-images-are-awesome

Nurse who treated Pittsburgh shooter: ‘I’m sure he had no idea I was Jewish’

November 5, 2018

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/04/pittsburgh-shooting-robert-bowers-jewish-nurse

A Blitzkrieg Strategy Of Lies and Distractions – FrameLab – Medium

November 2, 2018

A Blitzkrieg Strategy Of Lies and Distractions
— Read on medium.com/@GeorgeLakoff/a-blitzkrieg-strategy-of-lies-and-distractions-829c59880015

The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

October 19, 2018

www.theguardian.com/news/2018/oct/19/the-myth-of-meritocracy-who-really-gets-what-they-deserve

Why do Democrats and Republicans see Kavanaugh in such different ways?

October 7, 2018

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/06/democrats-republicans-kavanaugh-polarization

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

October 6, 2018

www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes

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Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise

September 17, 2018

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/17/science-behind-brexit-vote-trump

OpenMind

September 15, 2018

“OpenMind is a free, psychology-based, educational platform designed to depolarize campuses and foster mutual understanding across differences. OpenMind is freely available for use in courses or as part of orientation programming.
— Read on openmindplatform.org/academic/

Edsurge piece with TED talk: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-08-23-can-an-online-tool-depolarize-campus-discussions

This looks like a promising programme, but the association with someone who perpetuates the ‘snowflake’ narrative (see THE piece) might be troublesome…