Experiment of The Day :: People In Doubt Of Their Closely Held Beliefs Advocate Their Beliefs More???

I think this is a perfect post for the Freethinkers page. Across three experiments,┬ápeople whose confidence in closely held beliefs was undermined engaged in more advocacy of their beliefs (as measured by both advocacy effort and intention to advocate) than did people whose confidence was not undermined. The effect was attenuated when individuals affirmed their […]

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Learned::Biased News Has Delayed Impact | Miller-McCune Online Magazine

This is big. What this means we really have to guard against alot of the things we hear from the media, we must always try to correct media people when they report the things incorrectly. This probably means almost nobody is immune! Better Press Corp Please! Does Biased News Have a Time Bomb Effect? A […]

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Paradox Of Choice Experiment::Is less always more? : Cognitive Daily

Such a simple but illuminating experiment, click through to find their results! But is less always more? Most of the studies on number of choices have either given participants a very small or a very large number of options. Does this mean just one choice is the best? Or is there some larger number of […]

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Random Wikipedia facts 2009 06 01

A me and a couple of friends were arguing awhile last thursday about the most populous and also about population density of cities, based on wikipedia I was wrong and tokyo is both more populous and had a higher population density than seoul, but based on 2007 figures the population density of seoul is higher, […]

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