MiB: David McRaney on Perception, Opinion, and Persuasion



This week, we converse with science journalist David McRaney, who investigates the psychology of reasoning, decision-making and judgment on his weblog “You Are Not So Sensible.” The weblog, which he launched in 2009, spawned a bestselling e-book, now accessible in 17 languages, in addition to a podcast. McRaney’s most up-to-date e-book, “How Minds Change: The Shocking Science of Perception, Opinion, and Persuasion,” got here out this 12 months.

We focus on how his pondering has developed over time, from specializing in behavioral biases and why persons are mistaken, to studying what leads folks to vary their minds. People are social primates, so all people is persuadable, however it’s a particular course of. It’s much less about information, and extra about their social assist system, and their willingness to vary their perception system. It’s a advanced however time-consuming, course of.

He explains why we “really feel we all know issues” fairly than really understanding the universe round us. All actuality is digital actuality, as we expertise the universe via our personal inner mannequin, fairly than an goal view.

An inventory of his favourite books is right here; A transcript of our dialog is accessible right here Tuesday.

You may stream and obtain our full dialog, together with the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, YouTube, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts in your favourite pod hosts might be discovered right here; all of our prior discussions of psychology and behavioral economics might be discovered right here.

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