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Tali Sharot: "Why facts don't unify us"
Strongly held false beliefs are hard to change – and more intelligent people are more adept at finding reasons to dismiss inconvenient new evidence. Tali Sharot, Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology, explores the implications for changing minds: for example, rather than try to argue against a parent’s belief that vaccines cause autism, it can be more effective to bolster their belief in the effectiveness of vaccines at preventing disease.
I am interested in social cognition and motivation. My primary research programme focuses on social hierarchies, in particular power and status, and how the position in these hierarchies affects the individual’s cognition, motivation and behavior. Research in my lab has focused on two main areas: 1) attention and goal pursuit and 2) reliance on experiential…
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