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What Is… The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

News Literacy Project In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week we're looking at the psychology behind conspiracy theories. This topic came up in a recent post by Andy of Eden in Babylon. In particular, the Q-Anon conspiracy theory has become quite popular, despite its utter absurdity.… Continue reading What Is… The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

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What Is… the Psychology of Advertising

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the psychology of advertising. A University of Southern California blog says that we see an average of 5000 ads a day and 2 million 30-second commercials a year. And all of that is carefully composed to take… Continue reading What Is… the Psychology of Advertising

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What Is… the Illusory Truth Effect

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the illusory truth effect. The illusory truth effect is a type of cognitive bias that makes us more likely to believe false information to be correct the more often we're exposed to it. It was first described… Continue reading What Is… the Illusory Truth Effect

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What Is… Pluralistic Ignorance

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is pluralistic ignorance. Pluralistic ignorance is a type of social group bias in which members of a social group privately disagree with a certain belief or behaviour, but they publicly go along with what they perceive to be… Continue reading What Is… Pluralistic Ignorance

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What Is… the Just World Fallacy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the just world fallacy. The just world fallacy, also known as the just world hypothesis, is a common type of cognitive bias – a shortcut that the mind unconsciously takes when considering the world around us. Do… Continue reading What Is… the Just World Fallacy

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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