Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong

Motivated Reasoning aka soldier mindset:

This phenomenon in which our unconscious motivations (our desires and fears) shape the way we interpret information. So some information and ideas feel like our allies and we want them to win. We want to defend them. And other information and ideas are the enemy. We want to shoot them down.

Scout mindset shows curious, open to ideas, grounded. Willing to change one’s mind based on new information. We need to proud of having changed our mind when new data shows us to have been wrong.

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/julia_galef_why_you_think_you_re_right_even_if_you_re_wrong.html

If the above video does not work, then try Julia Galef: Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong.

The post Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong appeared first on Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4.

From Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong published July 26, 2016 at 07:16AM.

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