Winter 2018 Seminar Series - ISR 1430

David Dunning
Professor of Psychology

University of Michigan

The Geography of Post-Truth World: An Introduction and Illustration
Monday January 22, 2018 (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

News reports suggest we live in a post-truth world in which expertise, fact, and reality are either discounted or dismissed. However, some of the issues that such a "post truth" world highlights are enduring classics of constant concern in the behavioral sciences. In this talk, I discuss specific implications of modern post-truth phenomena for science, education, and political life, describing how each talk in the series relates to them. I then illustrate post-truth issues by describing ongoing work in the lab asking who among political partisans is most likely to believe outlandish assertions about the other side--and whether these beliefs are authentic or mere posturing.

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