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When in doubt, shout...

Post by Librarian » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:18 pm

This explains some of the nuts we all have to deal with from time to time.
When in doubt, shout – why shaking someone’s beliefs turns them into stronger advocates

You don’t have to look very far for examples of people holding on to their beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Thousands still hold to the idea that vaccines cause autism, that all life was created a few thousand years ago, and even that drinking industrial bleach is a good idea. Look at comment threads across the internet and you’ll inevitably find legions of people who boldly support for these ideas in the face of any rational argument.
That might be depressing, but it’s not unexpected. In a new study, David Gal and Derek Rucker from Northwestern University have found that when people’s confidence in their beliefs is shaken, they become stronger advocates for those beliefs. The duo carried out three experiments involving issues such as animal testing, dietary preferences, and loyalty towards Macs over PCs. In each one, they subtly manipulated their subjects’ confidence and found the same thing: when faced with doubt, people shout even louder.
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Re: When in doubt, shout...

Post by Dark Waters » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:39 am

When in trouble
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and Shout

~Robert A Heinlein
I'm living in the Shadows and the Night,
Wrapped in warm darkness, safe and sure.
My Path shines by the Moon's fragile light,
It frees my Mind and keeps my Heart pure.

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Re: When in doubt, shout...

Post by Kitsune » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:53 am

#-o

Only humans... The point is to stand up to the test and grow, not to shrivel like a raisin and yell louder. It doesn't work in in any other situation, why would it work in this one?

*Sigh* :roll:

Yep, just part of being human. :-D
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Re: When in doubt, shout...

Post by Librarian » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:51 am

When I get into arguments I've noticed the other party usually raises their voice when they start losing. I, on the other hand, prefer to lower mine. It has an interesting effect on loud mouths. :-D
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Re: When in doubt, shout...

Post by white_harmony » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:38 pm

It sure as heck does Lib :lol: Even better, is taking it humorously .... My goodness. Some interesting reactions, especially once you start giggling :-D
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