Why You Can’t Win Arguments Online

Have you ever found yourself infuriated by someone’s opinion posted online? Or, perhaps, taken it a step further and attempted to argue with them? Why can’t you win an argument online? The answer leads into a cognitive conspiracy that might surprise you.

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Sources & Links:

https://www.dartmouth.edu/~nyhan/nyhan-reifler.pdf
http://www.kaaj.com/psych/pub.html
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1967-08861-001
http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/h0024532
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1967-10403-001
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beyond-words/201109/is-nonverbal-communication-numbers-game
http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/06/10/the-backfire-effect/
http://skepdic.com/backfireeffect.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s

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