Dr. Carol Tavris On The Psychology Of Skeptics
Dr. Carol Tavris, author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), discuss how skeptics and paranormal believers develop polarized views.
[ClickPress, Thu Oct 30 2008] Join Alex Tsakiris for an interview with Dr. Carol Tavris, author of Mistakes Were (But Not By Me). Dr. Tavris is a writer, teacher and lecturer who devoted to educating the public about psychological science. During the 50-minute interview, Dr. Tavris talks about her book and its implications for the skeptical community:
“Of course, there are many people who pride themselves on being skeptics, who are not skeptical about the things they believe in. We, all of us, are inclined to read a disconfirming research more critically than confirming research. There’s actually been research on this.”
Dr. Tavris also discusses other implications for cognitive dissonance theory in science. A complete transcript of the interview is available at: http://www.skeptiko.com/blog/?p=46.
Dr. Carol Tavris's work as a writer, teacher, and lecturer has been devoted to educating the public about psychological science. She is the author of seven books and numerous journal articles.
Skeptiko is the first scientifically oriented Podcast exploring new research in controversial areas of science such as telepathy, psi, parapsychology, near-death-experience, reincarnation, and after-life encounters. Each episode features open, honest debate on new scientific discoveries. The show includes interviews with top research scientists and their critics.
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