A Crash Course in Critical Thinking- Navigating the Post-Truth World
Presented by Marla Estes &
Why is it so hard to know what’s true today? How does social media and “fake” news distort our perception of the world? How does bias get in the way of clear thinking and decision-making? Why do we struggle with being wrong, not knowing, or feeling uncertain? What can we do to think better?
-Fake News, Media Bias & Mind Manipulation
-Motivated Reasoning, Confirmation Bias
-Viewpoint Diversity, Objective Reasoning
-Triggering, Defenses, and "Being Right"
-How our Minds Play Tricks on Us
-Emotional Vs. Critical Reasoning
-Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite
-How Minds Make Behavior
Feeling Machines That Think — How Minds Make Behavior
Know Thyself — What Gets in the Way of Thinking
Being Right the Problem with Certainty
My Side Bias — Motivated Reasoning
Cognitive Error — How our Minds Play Tricks on us
Signal & Noise — Mass Media & Mind Manipulation
Re+Enlight — Navigating the Post-Truth World
#Republic — Navigating the Online World
Marla Estes founded the “School of the Examined Life” to foster personal growth by teaching human psychology using film. She created “Bridging the Divide” to address the political polarization in our country. Rob Schläpfer is a former Evangelical pastor, professor, and publisher. He uses the science of human nature to promote a consilient way of experiencing and understanding the world.
Produced by Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library in May 2019 in Ashland, OR