Tuesday, May 10, 2016

THUNK: The Just World Fallacy

THUNK is a video series hosted by Josh Pelton (shown above), that I like to watch from time to time. He describes THUNK as a site for "...anyone who likes to talk about interesting things with knowledgeable people." Pelton explains how each week, "I'll give you some relevant background information about a topic, and provide you with at least one opinion that you can use as a jumping-off point for conversation about that topic."

In this episode the topic is The Just World Fallacy. Basically, this cognitive bias is our brain's attempt to make sense of a world. Sometimes, these attempts can be bizarre and even irrational.

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Watch: The Just World Fallacy