How to Win an Argument Online

ProducerCodyPublished: January 24, 2018Updated: January 25, 20181,533 views
Published: January 24, 2018Updated: January 25, 2018

Why is it so hard to win online arguments? There's a lot of psychology at play, but here's how you can overcome it. Cody Gough from Curiosity.com explains the science behind confirmation bias, the backfire effect, and motivated reasoning — and helps you understand how to actually change someone's mind!

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Confirmation bias: https://curiosity.com/topics/confirmation-bias-makes-you-ignore-what-you-dont-agree-with-curiosity/

The backfire effect: https://curiosity.com/topics/the-backfire-effect-says-when-you-hear-contradictory-evidence-your-beliefs-get-stronger-curiosity/

Motivated reasoning: https://curiosity.com/topics/motivated-reasoning-is-why-you-cant-win-an-argument-using-facts-curiosity/

Cultural cognition: https://curiosity.com/topics/cultural-cognition-is-why-people-dont-trust-the-scientific-consensus-curiosity/

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