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Hallucinating

October 6, 2008 by

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Here’s the coolest study I’ve seen recently. The researchers, Jennifer Whitson and Adam Galinsky, found that people who don’t feel in control of their lives are more likely to see patterns where they don’t exist. Apparently the phenomenon reaches across disciplines (with fishermen and students given as examples), and it helps explain why people in certain situations develop […]

Correcting False Impressions

September 18, 2008 by

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This article here references a study showing how correcting false information with true information doesn’t necessarily fix people’s impressions, and can even worsen them. It gives several examples from recent political events. So if the antidote to misinformation isn’t to debunk the misinformation, then what is it? It’s a fascinating article, and I suggest reading […]