Published on September 30th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan12
Misinformation Has Big Psychological Advantages… Unfortunately
It would be great if all we had to do as bloggers was write on what’s happening in the world of cleantech, the practical problems we face, and how to solve them. Unfortunately, we have to spend a lot of time trying to inform people on issues they’ve been misinformed about. There’s a lot of misinformation (intentional and not) out there. There’s big money on the energy technologies of the past, and transitioning to a clean energy economy threatens some very rich and powerful people.
On this topic of misinformation, Desmog Blog recently had a very interesting post on a new study on the psychology of misinformation. Here’s the full post:
Psychological Study Reveals Why Misinformation Is So Effective (via Desmogblog)
An intriguing new study released last week in Psychological Science in the Public Interest reveals why people are more apt to believe false information being fed to them by the media and politicians. According to the team of psychological scientists working on the study, led by Stephan Lewandowsky…