Psychologists find false attitude feedback can sway polarized voters to endorse more open-minded views

People with polarized political views can be led to endorse more centrist attitudes after being provided with false feedback about their responses to a political survey. This finding comes from a study published in [(https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0226799)PLOS One.Evidence suggests that the American political scene is becoming increasingly polarized, a trend that threatens to lead political discussions away from critical thinking and open-mindedness.“For example,” study authors Thomas Strandberg and colleagues say, “people tend to automatically support policy…

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