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Erasmus, FCD

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 04 2012,11:07   

The Debunking Handbook

I am not sure if we've read this.  I wonder how it might alter your strategies for internetting the tards.

If facts cannot dissuade a person from their preexisting
beliefs - and can sometimes make things
worse - how can we possibly reduce the effect of
misinformation? There are two sources of hope.
First, the Worldview Backfire Effect is strongest
among those already fixed in their views. You
therefore stand a greater chance of correcting
misinformation among those
not as firmly decided about hotbutton
issues. This suggests that
outreaches should be directed
towards the undecided majority
rather than the unswayable
Second, messages can
be presented in ways that
reduce the usual psychological
resistance. For example,
when worldview-threatening
messages are coupled with
so-called self-affirmation,
people become more balanced
in considering pro

Edited by Erasmus, FCD on Oct. 04 2012,12:08

You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

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