Do politics make us irrational? - Jay Van Bavel
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To dig deeper here are links to relevant videos and a key article.
The first article, An Identity-based Model of Political Belief, briefly describes the research behind the TED-Ed video. Specifically, it explains how identities impact beliefs and strategies that might be helpful in reducing susceptibility to misinformation and fake news.
The video, The Dangers of the Partisan Brain, summarizes the contents of the article in a presentation by the first author. It provides a vivid demonstration of these issues and why they are relevant to political issues like gun control, climate change and vaccination.
How to have better political conversations, explains one strategy for communicating with an audience who is different from you in terms of their politics. By understanding and using language that appeals to the moral values of your audience, you might have more impact persuading people to change their beliefs.
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