People reject news which conflicts with beliefs

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  1. JBeukema
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    Gotta love the sub-title:
    Utter rubbish, according to open-minded observers


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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/02/people_like_congenial_news/
     
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    Interesting stuff beliefs. Apparently if we acquire them by a certain means (eg cognitive or affective) we have to be persuaded to change them using the same sort of channel (cognitive or affective).

    We're stubborn bastards :D
     
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    that's my belief as well.
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    counter? :eusa_eh:
     
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    i agree, i don't think it's couterintuitive at all. if you're confident in your beliefs, on whatever subject, you're usually less likely to get all upset that someone believes differently or questions yours (civilly).
     
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    Anyone else see the irony of JB posting this? Anyone? :eek:
     
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