Why we’re susceptible to fake news, how to defend against it

Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists can offer some strategies to defend against it.
Child Development News — ScienceDaily

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Both the Left and Right are susceptible to political hysteria

The main political divide in the country right now isn’t over who should sit on the US Supreme Court or how illegal immigrants and their children should be treated. The real difference between liberals and conservatives is more basic: whether you think President Trump is dismantling democracy and leading us to the brink of an…
Opinion | New York Post

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Judges as susceptible to gender bias as laypeople — and sometimes more so

A new study of trial court judges suggests these arbiters of the law sometimes let their personal ideas about gender roles influence their decision-making. The findings, which are part of a broader study of judicial behavior, revealed that the judges were just as likely as laypeople to discriminate – in ways that harmed both men and women – in decisions involving child custody or workplace discrimination cases related to family caregiving duties.
Consumer Behavior News — ScienceDaily

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