Are you trapped in an online echo chamber? Society is becoming ever more divided as we seek out information that reinforces our views – but how do we avoid ending up dogmatic and entrenched? Renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shares a shocking personal example of confirmation bias on social media, and shows just how vital it is for us to open up and absorb ideas from across the political spectrum.
Voice: Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist
Animation: Sophie Koko Gate
Sound effects: Skillbard
Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2017. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/nUNmUtZYwNo
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See Haidt’s heterodoxacademy.org and viewpointdiversity.org for more on how to puncture your own filter bubble!
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