Raj KAJ (scottobear) wrote,
Raj KAJ
scottobear

Cultural cognition – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_cognition

The cultural cognition of risk, sometimes called simply cultural cognition, is the hypothesized tendency of persons to form perceptions of risk and related facts that cohere with their self-defining values. Research examining this phenomenon draws on a variety of social science disciplines including psychologyanthropologypolitical sciencesociology, and communications. The stated objectives of this research are both to understand how values shape political conflict over facts (like whether climate change exists, whether gun control increases crime, whether vaccination of school girls for HPV threatens their health) and to promote effective deliberative strategies for resolving such conflicts consistent with sound empirical data.

Applies to all of us, how our brains work. 

We are prone to make outside information fit our values rather than vice versa.  

Originally published at The Scotto Grotto (org). You can comment here or there.

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