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Why People Believe Weird Things and 8 Ways to Change Their Minds

Why People Believe Weird Things and 8 Ways to Change Their Minds
Some people believe all kinds of weird stuff including… …no, actually, for a very good psychological reason I’m not going to repeat any of it here. Let’s just say that some people believe weird stuff and leave it at that. It turns out that just one of the fascinating reasons that people accept odd ideas is that they keep getting repeated, even if only to debunk them. So, where does all this misinformation come from, why do people believe it and how can right-thinking people counter it? (The following is based on an excellent article by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and colleagues). Where misinformation comes from 1. People love sensational stories. Neutral stories, which are probably more likely to be true, but much more boring, therefore get short shrift. More bizarrely, people have been shown to believe things that they’ve read in novels that have clearly been totally made up. This may be partly because people’s defences tend to be lower when they’re consuming popular entertainments. 2. 3. Related:  Manipulation and Persuasion

Volete Gesù o Barabba? Il primo referendum della storia fu indetto da Ponzio Pilato, e si è visto come è andata a finire. Votarono Barabba. Non ci sono garanzie che le decisioni collettive siano più giuste delle scelte dei singoli. Ma la democrazia è un sistema che si basa su un atto di fiducia nel genere umano, sulla scommessa che ognuno, secondo le sue possibilità e mediamente con buone intenzioni, si sforzerà di scegliere la soluzione migliore e di selezionare al governo i più adatti. Quello che sta succedendo oggi è che un sacco di segnali – referendum britannico, ascesa di Trump, barriere di filo spinato (oggi in Europa ci sono barriere per 470 km, quattro volte i 106 km del Muro di Berlino), nazionalismi e razzismi vari – indicano che questa fiducia è sempre più debole. Il voto britannico fa emergere in modo sempre più chiaro due nuove ideologie ugualmente regressive, fondate su idee politiche del Novecento o ancora più antiche. Lo scontro tra elitarismo e populismo è tra competenza e ignoranza.

Online research methods Online research methods (ORMs) are ways in which researchers can collect data via the internet. They are also referred to as Internet research,[1] Internet science[2] or iScience, or Web-based methods.[3] Many of these online research methods are related to existing research methodologies but re-invent and re-imagine them in the light of new technologies and conditions associated with the internet. The field is relatively new and evolving. Some specific types of method include: Online clinical trials[edit] Clinical trials are at the heart of current evidence based medical care. Research in and with Social Media[edit] The advent of Social Media has recently lead to new online research methods, for example data mining of large datasets from such media [6] or Web-based experiments within Social Media by using Social Media that are entirely under the control of researchers, e.g. those created with the software Social Lab.[7] External links[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Reips, U.

Odio, il grande business dei tempi nuovi Pubblicato: 29 Giugno 2016 Lo chiamiamo hate speech e lo immaginiamo come una galassia di bulli da tastiera che invadono la rete di messaggi ansiogeni, invettive, notizie terrorizzanti. Povera gente ossessionata. ‘Un immigrato arrestato ogni quattro minuti’, dice l’hate speech. ‘Prendiamo le armi contro i migranti’. ‘Un milione di immigrati disperati verso l’Europa’. Con titoli analoghi escono, da mesi, il Sun (1.800mila copie) e due terzi dei più venduti giornali della Gran Bretagna, un posto dove l’editoria quotidiana è ancora estremamente florida e dove i gruppi editoriali sono colossi della multimedialità (il Sun è di Rupert Murdoch, non di un qualsiasi Paperoga). Si è molto riflettuto sui dati “generazionali” del voto inglese, ma assai poco sul dato “scientifico” del business dell’odio e sulla sua ricaduta sociale. L’odio, sdoganato dalla politica, dalla televisione e dal giornalismo, non è più un sentimento di cui i singoli debbano vergognarsi. I più letti della settimana

How to Properly Research Online (and Not Embarrass Yourself with the Results) Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit. Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate research is called RE-search for a reason: patient repetition and careful filtering is what will win the day. There are over 86 billion web pages published, and most of those pages are not worth quoting. To successfully sift it all, you must use consistent and reliable filtering methods. If you are a student, or if you are seeking serious medical, professional, or historical information, definitely heed these 8 suggested steps to researching online:

The REID 9 STEPS OF INTERROGATION, IN BRIEF Most police detectives and interrogators in are trained in the following method of interrogation. Key points to look at here, the suspect really not allowed to talk much until step 8. Another key point with this technique is that it is not concerned with voluntariness of the statement until the police are recording the statement at the end of Step 9. The REID 9 STEPS OF INTERROGATION, IN BRIEF Step One: Direct Positive Confrontation A. B. C. D. E. Step Two: Theme Development A. B. C. D. Step Three: Stopping Denials A. B. C. D. E. Step Four: Overcoming Objections A. B. C. D. E. Step Five: Getting the Suspect’s Attention A. B. C. D. E. Step Six: The Suspect Quiets and Listens A. B. C. D. Step Seven: Alternatives A. B. C. D. Step Eight: Bringing the Suspect into the Conversation. A. B. C. D. E. Step Nine: The Confession A. B. C. Post Interrogation Interview: A. B. C. This comes from Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, David E. CRC Press, Ann Arbor, 1998.

What Is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilly 09/30/2005 Oct. 2009: Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle answer the question of "What's next for Web 2.0?" in Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On. The bursting of the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001 marked a turning point for the web. Many people concluded that the web was overhyped, when in fact bubbles and consequent shakeouts appear to be a common feature of all technological revolutions. Shakeouts typically mark the point at which an ascendant technology is ready to take its place at center stage. The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International. In the year and a half since, the term "Web 2.0" has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0. In our initial brainstorming, we formulated our sense of Web 2.0 by example: The list went on and on. 1. Netscape vs.

A New Study Shows That Winners Will Cheat to Keep Winning by Steven Mazie The shameless scoundrel of the week award goes to Martin Shkreli, the millionaire “pharma bro” who tried to add to his fortune last summer by buying the patent to a life-saving drug and then jacking up the price from $13.50 per pill to $750. Mr. Shkreli, now under a federal criminal indictment for securities fraud, smirked through a congressional hearing on February 4th as he repeatedly ducked questions and invoked his fifth amendment privilege not to incriminate himself. After the hearing, he took refuge in his Twitter account, where he declared the lawmakers who had questioned him “imbeciles.” Mr. Mr. There were no hidden cameras; nobody but the thrower knew what the actual dice read. In a similar experiment, some participants were asked to recall episodes in their lives when they had won a competition while others were asked to remember times when they had met a goal. The upshot of these rather odd experiments? We can leave politics out of the analysis, for now.

Social Networking Networks get things done. Whether it's sending a letter or lighting your home. Networks make it happen. To get from Chicago to Santa Fe, we need to see the network of roads that will get us there. Of course, people networks can help us with finding jobs, meeting new friends, and finding partners. The problem with social networks in the real world is that most of the connections between people are hidden. This problem is being solved by a type of web site called a social networking site. Here's how it works. When you find someone, you click a button that says, "Add as Friend". What's really cool, is that you can see who your friends know, and who your friends' friends know. This solves a real world problem because your network has hidden opportunities. Like a map for a highway, they can show you the people network that can help you get to your next destination, whether it's a job, a new partner, or a great place to live.

L'utero in affitto e i clerico-fascisti di sinistra Democrazia nella comunicazione Le deboli obiezioni di coloro che si battono per l'utero in affitto, le loro sottovalutazioni, le distorsioni che non vogliono dibattere [Turi Comito] giovedì 3 marzo 2016 00:08 di Turi Comito. Malgrado mi fossi ripromesso con me stesso e con altri amici di non parlarne più, torno sulla questione dell'utero in affitto o, se si preferisce GPA (gestazione per altri), per due motivi. Il primo è che il dibattito in questi giorni ha assunto i toni di una vera guerra di opinioni come non ne vedevo da tempo e siccome io sono schierato con chi è contrario a questa pratica non mi sottraggo alla chiamata alle armi. E il secondo è che mi sento molto urtato nel vedermi accostato a personaggi tipo Adinolfi o a un qualunque retrogrado cardinale di Santa Romana Chiesa. Quindi esporrò alcune mie considerazioni - che potranno interessare qualcuno, essere liberamente criticate da altri o semplicemente ignorate da tutti - solo per evitare fraintendimenti. 1.Contestare le obiezioni