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How minds change : the surprising science of belief, opinion, and persuasion / David McRaney.

McRaney, David, (author.).


"What made a prominent conspiracy-theorist YouTuber finally see that 9/11 was not a hoax? How do voter opinions shift from neutral to resolute? Can widespread social change only take place when a generation dies out?...When self-delusion expert and psychology nerd David McRaney began a book about how to change someone's mind in one conversation, he never expected to change his own. But then a diehard 9/11 Truther's conversion blew up his theories-inspiring him to ask not just how to persuade, but why we believe, from the eye of the beholder. Delving into the latest research of psychologists and neuroscientists, How Minds Change explores the limits of reasoning, the power of groupthink, and the effects of deep canvassing. Told with McRaney's trademark sense of humor, compassion, and scientific curiosity, it's an eye-opening journey among cult members, conspiracy theorists, and political activists, from Westboro Baptist Church picketers to LGBTQ campaigners in California-that ultimately challenges us to question our own motives and beliefs. In an age of dangerous conspiratorial thinking, can we rise to the occasion with empathy?" --book jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780593190296
  • ISBN: 0593190297
  • Physical Description: xx, 330 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 303-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Post-truth -- Deep canvassing -- Socks and crocs -- Disequilibrium -- Westboro -- The truth is tribal -- Arguing -- Persuasion -- Street epistemology -- Social change.
Subject: Belief and doubt.
Attitude change.
Public opinion.
Conspiracy theories.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


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Camden County Library District - Osage Beach 153.4 McRaney (Text) 31320003866675 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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