.In my previous post about narrative bias, I detailed how telling stories is the preferred information-gathering system for us all. So if that is the case, what would a political narrative be? We’ll get to that…
Psychologists describe mental shortcut judgments we all make as ‘heuristics’.
As we sat in a circle on the floor of our large conference room, I looked around at those sitting next to me to see how they felt about this next exercise.
Consider these three headlines: “8th Grade Health Class Squirms Throughout Entire Screening of ‘Miracle of Abortion’ “’Hail Satan!’: The New ‘Pro-Choice’ Mantra” “Sometimes When Things Get Really Stressful, I Close My Eyes, Sit Back and Pretend I’m Back in Kenya” By Barack Obama
A wealth of social psychology studies over the past two decades have allowed us a better glimpse into the way we think.
Welcome to Biased Politics! Welcome to the world where our President is a reality-denying, white nationalism stoking, reality television star. Welcome to the world where our nation’s top regulators are currently titans of industry in the same industry they are tasked with regulating. Welcome to the world of Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Black Lives Matter and its backlash. Welcome to Fox News, fake news and Breitbart. This is us. This is who we are now. This didn’t happen by accident.