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Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

Separating Fake News From Fact

Image by pixel2013 from Pixabay The term fake news has been popularized by the current U.S. president, but how good are we at distinguishing fact from fiction?  The volume of information on the internet is truly astonishing.  There's quite a bit of good, but also a whole lot of crap.  Sometimes, it's fairly easy to tell that a website… Continue reading Separating Fake News From Fact

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Psychosocial

Are You Judgmental?

I think we judge.  We all judge, meaning we're all judgmental, even if we don't like to admit it. And that's okay—or is it? I generally think of myself as pretty open-minded.  I think people should embrace whatever viewpoints they want to embrace, as long as they're not channelling those views into harmful actions against… Continue reading Are You Judgmental?

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What Is… a Cognitive Bias

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is cognitive bias. Do you think you're biased?  Well, your brain certainly is.  A cognitive bias is a type of shortcut your brain takes to make tasks easier and more automatic.  Sometimes that's helpful, but often it's not,… Continue reading What Is… a Cognitive Bias