Do politics make us irrational? – Jay Van Bavel

From TED Ed.

Dig into the psychology of political partisanship, how to recognize it and what strategies can be used to combat it.

Can someone’s political identity actually affect their ability to process information? The answer lies in a cognitive phenomenon known as partisanship. While identifying with social groups is an essential and healthy part of life, it can become a problem when the group’s beliefs are at odds with reality. So how can we recognize and combat partisanship? Jay Van Bavel shares helpful strategies.

Lesson by Jay Van Bavel, directed by Patrick Smith.

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