Tuesday, December 04, 2012

PsyBlog: Why people believe weird things and 8 ways to change their minds

http://www.spring.org.uk/2012/12/why-people-believe-weird-things-and-8-ways-to-change-their-minds.php

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People love sensational stories. They like to pass on tales that make the listener very happy, disgusted or afraid: anything that provokes a strong emotional response.

Neutral stories, which are probably more likely to be true, but much more boring, therefore get short shrift.

I've noticed this can happen on the internet from time to time.  :)  I could comment at greater length but it would not have any impact on those who might most benefit from such a discourse.  ;)

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