Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors – but it can take time we don't have during a pandemic
Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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