Title

When Informing Doesn't Inform [Abstract]

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Proceedings of the 2017 InSITE Conference

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

Aim/Purpose: It appears that humans can become mal-informed and often consciously or subconsciously resist revising their mal-informed perspectives. Background: We need to apply behavioral and/or cognitive psychological approaches rather than traditional “educational” approaches. Methodology: Literature review Contribution: Suggests revising research focus to affective rather than cognitive solutions. Findings: Teaching critical thinking helps but is not enough. Impact on Society : Many important societal decisions may be made emotionally rather than rationally. Future Research: Research affective as well as cognitive factors in decision-making

Publisher

Informing Science Institute

First Page

227

Last Page

229

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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