“The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology”

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From Scientific American: “Psychologists found that people are ‘radically insensitive to both the quantity and quality of information that gives rise to impressions and intuitions,’ so the researchers knew, of course, that we humans don’t do a particularly good job of weighing the pros and cons. But to what degree? Just how bad are we at assessing all the facts?”

The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology (Scientific American)

See also:
The biases of pop psychology (Mind Hacks)

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