A guide for those willing to take action on how to handle the family member who is devoted to pizza and pedophilia.
By Dan Ariely ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 19, 2023
Renowned psychologist and behavioral economist Ariely has delved into the depths of conspiracy theories and other forms of irrational thinking. In his books, such as Predictably Irrational and Payoff, he recounts how he was accused of being a pawn of big pharma and the “Deep State” for advocating Covid-19 vaccinations. He explains that the conspiratorial echo chamber is enabled by technology, politics, and economics, and it is difficult to combat the distorted lens through which people view the world. People often go out of their way to spread misinformation, and they can become ostracized by their peers and family for believing in the Illuminati or lizard people. This can lead to a sense of persecution and isolation, making it hard to reason with them. Ariely suggests that providing reassurance and increasing intellectual humility may help, as well as understanding why ostracism is not the answer. He emphasizes the need to tackle the “funnel of misbelief”, which is a daunting yet essential task.
Pub Date: Sept. 19, 2023
Page Count: 304
Review Posted Online: yesterday
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 2023