My first session of APS Washington, DC 2013. I was running late so I missed an earlier session, but stumbled upon this as I was considering waiting around for another before I went to present at my poster session.
Dr. Halpern had some interesting perspectives to provide:
- We use political shortcuts to avoid the hard way of thinking.
- You need to be informed about political issues as they are important
- Change the rules of the game...politics is set up as a classic zero sum game, and this is problematic
- My side bias
- We believe the data that supports us
- Scott Lilienfield: my side bias and ideological fanaticism: the unshakable conviction that one's belief system and that other intros members are always right and righteous, and that others' belief systems are always wrong and wrong-headed.
- Look for and listen to diverse perspectives
- Confirmation bias
- Reward evidence-based thinking
- Check for accuracy
- Rethink groupthink...encourage open disagreement
- Think critically...call for cooperation between political parties