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Motivated Reasoning and Allegiance Bias, Explained | Elemental

Motivated Reasoning and Allegiance Bias, Explained | Elemental

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counties that had voted for Donald Trump in 2016 exhibited 14% less physical distancing... higher Covid-19 infection and fatality growth rates ...

the hormone oxytocin... promotes bonding... plays a role in trust... When participants trusted and felt trusted, oxytocin levels ... jumped... Trust just feels good... But risky if we give it to the wrong person...

the groups you’ve chosen for yourself... provide companionship that nurtures your well-being... champion what you value and define who you are... Our group identity ... can override our ability to weigh information objectively ...

liberals and conservatives with strong math skills could solve a math problem about gun control when it supported what they believed. But when the answer contradicted their political identities... both ... failed to solve it...

new information ... threatening what we already believe in, we feel ... cognitive dissonance — until we explain it away ... the orbitofrontal cortex... calculate what we want most in computing the value of competing goals ... when we hear something new...

Trump ... done the exact opposite of everything we would recommend in terms of effective leadership ... science communication...

we’re all wired to ignore facts we don’t want to believe and seek information that confirms what we and our groups stand for... online algorithms feed us even more of what we’re already looking at... to mitigate it: actively seeking information that contradicts what we already believe...

[to] convince a few more people in your life to wear masks... active listening ... show your respect, understand ... on a deeper level. ... Affirm who they are, acknowledge what they believe, and look for common ground... study up on deep canvasing

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