Why Facts and Science Don’t Always Change People’s Minds
Why do people hold so many false or unsupported beliefs and why are so those beliefs so hard to change? Brendan Nyhan and D.J. Flynn came to Google’s Cambridge office to help us understand the psychological factors that make people vulnerable to misperceptions in domains like politics and healthcare.
Brendan Nyhan is a Political Science professor at Dartmouth College and contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times. D.J. Flynn is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program in Quantitative Social Science and Dartmouth College.