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Motivated Reasoning (10)

Motivated Reasoning The processes of motivated reasoning are a type of inferred justification strategy which is used to mitigate cognitive dissonance. When people form and cling to false beliefs despite overwhelming evidence, the phenomenon is labeled “motivated reasoning”. In other words, … Continue reading

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Surviving Echo Chambers (9)

I submit that the answer to the question … “How can the negative power of echo chambers be mitigated”? starts with what I have asserted from the beginning of this series of posts. The most significant human trait that sustains … Continue reading

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A Better Question (8)

The question..”Who Are We”? … in the previous post is relevant to each of us.   Of course, I want to believe I am the person who would write the second  comment. The reality is that all of us are both. … Continue reading

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Echo Chambers – Who Are We? (7)

This is my 7th post on the subject of echo chambers. If you have not read the previous posts, I encourage you to do so. Clicking on echo chambers on the menu above will take you to the previous posts. … Continue reading

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Why is it so important to be right? (6)

This is my 6th post on the subject of echo chambers. If you have not read the previous posts, I encourage you to do so. Clicking on echo chambers on the menu above will take you to the previous posts. … Continue reading

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Embracing our Wrongness (5)

…embracing our fallibility not only lessens our likelihood of erring , but also helps us think more creatively , treat each other more thoughtfully , and construct freer and fairer societies . Schulz, Kathryn. Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin … Continue reading

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To err is human; to admit it, superhuman. (4)

This post is the fourth in a series about echo chambers. Echo Chambers     Echo Chambers REALLY? Echo Chambers :The Importance of Being Wrong My motivation for writing about echo chambers comes from a deep concern about the political and … Continue reading

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Echo Chambers :The Importance of Being Wrong (3)

A whole lot of us go through life assuming that we are basically right , basically all the time , about basically everything : about our political and intellectual convictions , our religious and moral beliefs , our assessment of … Continue reading

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Echo Chambers REALLY? (2)

After my previous post, it is apparent to me that echo chamber posts are not going viral. I’m not too surprised. Wrestling with the idea and implications of echo chambers requires more than a cute meme and a few pithy … Continue reading

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Echo Chambers

An echo chamber is a metaphorical description of a situation in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by communication and repetition inside a defined system. Inside a figurative echo chamber, official sources often go unquestioned and different … Continue reading

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